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National Sierra Club - Check out the Sierra Club's position on major environmental issues, sign up for national and international outings, buy Sierra merchandise.

Illinois Chapter Sierra Club - Check out information on state-wide conservation issues and  significant Illinois environmental legislation.

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Central Illinois Monarch Butterfly Task Force - An organization striving to increase the local butterfly population by working with Illinois garden clubs, schools, businesses, and other organizations to inform the public about the monarch butterfly’s usefulness, remarkable life history, and need for support.

Friends of Rocky Glen - A nonprofit organization advocating for the protection of Rocky Glen, a privately owned historic natural area with unique geologic formations located near Bartonville, IL.

The Illinois Native Plant Society - An organization dedicated to the preservation, conservation and study of the native plants and vegetation of Illinois. 

The Nature Conservancy in Illinois - Information on the Illinois projects of the Nature Conservancy, a national conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. 

Prairie Rivers Network - Prairie Rivers Network strives to protect the rivers and streams of Illinois and to promote the lasting health and beauty of watershed communities.

The Wetlands Initiative - A nonprofit corporation dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest to improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity, and reduce flood damages.

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Illinois Citizens for Clean Air & Water - A state-wide coalition of family farmers and community groups advocating for sound policies and practices that protect the environment, human health, and rural quality of life from the impacts of large-scale, industrialized livestock production facilities in Illinois.

Illinois Stewardship Alliance - The Illinois Stewardship Alliance promotes ecologically sustainable, economically viable, socially just local food systems through policy development, advocacy and education.

The Land Connection - The Land Connection works to establish successful farmers on healthy farmland, ensuring an abundance of delicious, local, and organic foods.

Peoria Area Voices for Animals - Peoria area animal rights and vegan group.

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College Voter Prep Guide - This guide can smooth the process and help college students ensure they are registered and well-informed when it comes time to fill out their ballots.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Includes information about Illinois State parks and recreation, Illinois Nature Preserves, and Illinois endangered species.

Illinois Environmental Council - The environmental community’s eyes, ears and voice in Springfield.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency - State agency that "works to safeguard the state’s natural resources from pollution to provide a healthy environment for its citizens."

Illinois General Assembly - Home page of the Illinois Legislature. Includes pending bills, and contact and voting information for all State Senators and Representatives.

Illinois State Board of Elections - Find election-related information such as searchable vote totals, and lists of candidates filed, as well as downloadable documents. Also includes campaign disclosure and voting information.

League of Conservation Voters -  A national organization whose mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies. Environmental voting records are provided for all U.S. Senators and Representatives.

Navigating the Election Process for Students and First Time Voters - This guide for students and first time voters includes a six-step process on how to vote, advice for students voting away from home, and describes the different types of elections and what to expect on a ballot.

Peoria County - Peoria County website, includes a complete list of recycling locations in Peoria County.

Project Vote Smart - A national bipartison organization dedicated to providing access to abundant, accurate, and relevant information for voting. Find all your federal  and state legislators, and your statewide office holders by entering your zip code.


Bike Peoria - An advocy group seeking to make Peoria and the surrounding areas more bike-friendly, using their knowledge and experience from local, national, and worldwide resources.

Fondulac Park District - The park district of East Peoria.

Friends of the Rock Island Trail - A group of concerned citizens whose mission is to promote and support the organized development of trail systems and amenities throughout the Central Illinois area.

Illinois Valley Striders - A running club whose mission is to promote wellness through running and walking activities, while striving to enhance the community.

Illinois Valley Wheelm'n - A diverse group of Peoria area bikers, with rides ranging from casual trail rides to double centuries.

Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association - An association of mountain bikers promoting off road bicycling through education of land managers and trail creators, trail creation, trail maintenance, and social events.

Peoria Bicycle ClubThe Peoria Bicycle Club supports Road, Mt. Bike, and CX racing in Central Illinois, and is one of the oldest cycling clubs in the nation, first formed January, 1881.

Peoria Park District - Includes information on all Peoria parks, including park and trail maps.

Peoria Ski Club - A club with year round activities, but whose primary concentration is on downhill snow skiing, organizing winter ski trips to the Midwest, Northeast, West, Canada, and Europe.

Pimiteoui Trail Association - A Peoria based hiking club that meets biweekly for social hiking events.

IllinoisOther Local and State Environmental Organizations

Central Illinois Healthy Community Alliance - A coalition of individuals and organizations committed to creating a sustainable and healthy community for Central Illinois.

Coalition to Stop CO2 Pipelines - A coalition of Illinois environmental groups, landowners, and residents concerned about the environmental, economic, and the unprecedented safety hazards associated with building a network of CO2 pipelines across our state.

Ecology Action Center - A walk-in information and environmental education center in Normal, IL.

East Peoria Green Team - A group dedicated to keeping East Peoria and the surrounding area green.

Environment Illinois - A statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

Environmental Law and Policy Center - The Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization.

Peoria Audubon Society - The Peoria area affiliate of the National Audubon Society and the Illinois Audubon Society.

The Sun Foundation - An arts and science educational organization located in rural Washburn, Illinois whose mission is to strengthen and advance the arts and environmental sciences in rural and urban communities.