Sangamon Watershed Celebration 2014

Dear Friends of AWI and the Sangamon River Watershed: 

Please join us for AWI’s annual Sangamon Watershed Celebration to be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Richland Community College’s Shilling Center.

The Celebration will begin at 5:30 pm with a reception and exhibits. This will be followed by a Cajun-style dinner buffet catered by the Prairie Grille (6:30), a keynote address by Nancy Rabalais (7:00), and Cajun music by Tee Chaoui Social Club featuring Alan Lafleur (8:00).

Dr. Rabalais is Executive Director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium and a leading expert on causes and potential solutions for the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”.

The cost of the Sangamon Watershed Celebration is $25 per person in advance or $35 at the door.
We do not print tickets.

Join us for the Sangamon Watershed Celebration

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

For your convenience, you may call us to make reservations and then pay the advance price at the door.
Phone: 217-877-5640

Join us for the Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

This year, AWI’s annual watershed event is piggybacking on the Green Lands Blue Waters Conference which will be held on November 19-20, with pre-conference tours on the 18th. The conference theme is “Bioenergy and Sustainable Agriculture”.

Speakers and participants from throughout the Midwest will explore cutting-edge ideas to combine renewable energy with clean water and wildlife habitat. Friends of AWI and the Sangamon are cordially invited to attend the conference. It will spotlight local efforts to make the Lake Decatur watershed a national showcase.

Cost of the full conference is $90, which includes the Sangamon Watershed Celebration, other meals, and the optional pre-conference tours.

To learn more about the GLBW vision for more Continuous Living Cover on the agricultural landscape, go to

We look forward to seeing many of our friends and partners at the 2014 Sangamon Watershed Celebration.  And if you are interested in learning how perennial biomass crop may transform the agricultural landscape in the years ahead, please consider registering for the GLBW conference.

In addition to AWI and GLBW, co-sponsors are the Illinois Biomass Working Group, City of Decatur, Decatur Audubon Society, and Environmental and Energy Study Institute.


Steve John, AWI Executive Director