Picture of Sangamon River in Summer

The Upper Sangamon River Conservancy was established in the Spring of 2009, growing out of a grassroots effort by community members who are concerned about the Sangamon River.

Our purpose is to preserve, maintain, monitor, and promote public use and awareness of the Sangamon River.

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month throughout the year at the Mahomet Public Library and are open to the public.

USRC 2017 Board of Directors

Bruce Colravy, President; Riverwatch and Mussel Survey Coordinator

Joe Niernberger, Vice-President; Highway Cleanup Coordinator

Scott Hays, Secretary; Float trip coordinator

Bart Duesdieker, Treasurer

Mike Daab, Champaign County Forest Preserve District Representative

Carol Hays, Prairie Rivers Network Representative

Mary Stech, Champaign County Master Naturalists Representative

Brooks Hauser, UI Wildlife Society Representative

Phil Hult, Director

Ken Keefe, Webmaster, ex officio

Chuck Berschinski, Emeritus; Hazen Bridge Maintenance Coordinator