There will be a special meeting of the Watershed organization on March 17 at the Knox County Farm Bureau office in Galesburg starting at 1 p.m. The primary topic will be how they can work with the Corps of Engineers headquartered in Rock Island.
The speaker will be Marshall Plumley who is Project Manager from that office. The Corps has greatly expanded their scope in the last several years and the Spoon River Watershed project believes there can be a liaison between them and the people in the Spoon River watershed area.
The public is invited to attend this meeting. There will also be a Farm Bureau and IDNR representatives in attendance.
The Spoon River Watershed includes all of Stark County and parts of Marshall, Bureau, Henry, Knox, Peoria, Fulton and Warren counties. The watershed project originally began as part of Illinois Department of Natural Resource, but is independent now.
Lee Hager, Jim Castagna, and David Sager are locals working on the Spoon River project. It is their hope to tie in with the Rehabilitation of the Illinois River. They feel the Corps of Engineers is anxious to work with them. Their goal is to improve Spoon River habitat, streambank stabilization, and prevent erosion.