Cry me a River

Our river is crying for our help! Most immediate is our Hazen Bridge clean-up project in celebration of It's Our River Day. Saturday, September 18 at 9am. USRC will even feed you lunch! We will wrap up by 1 so you can still catch the game or do your grocery shopping. Come out and join us if you can. Details […]

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Horrible news: There is a report on Channel 3 that there has been a significant fish kill on the Sangamon River up near Foosland in Northwest Champaign. Hundreds of fish, frogs and other wildlife are reportedly dead. DNR is currently investigating and the source of the kill is yet to be determined. This is truly a sad day for our […]

Ride the River

"Don't you know there is no effort if you are riding with your river?" – Carl (Frederick) Freiseke Well, maybe that's less true this time of year. Bruce and I went down the river this afternoon from my place near 2400 to his place near the SR47 (Division Street) Bridge. It was a beautiful trip down a beautiful stretch of […]

Things Goin’ On

Although the river is down, there is still lots up on and around the Sangamon River. USRC is preparing for this year's Riverfest so be sure and stop by our display booth. If you haven't purchased a raffle ticket for the 10 foot Potomac kayak yet, please do! It's the easiest way to get out there on the river. And […]

Wade in the Water

This time of year, the river is nearly walkable. Bruce was on the river and reports that a two hour trip took him and his boys closer to four. However, it's a great time to pick up trash and clean up debris, so there's always something to do! I was out repairing my concrete block stairway down my bank this […]