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 Board of Directors

Mike Daab – President, Champaign County Forest Preserve District Representative

Mary Stech – Vice President, Volunteer Coordinator, Hospitality Coordinator

Joe Niernberger – Secretary, Natural Areas Coordinator, Highway Cleanup Coordinator

Bart Duesdieker – Treasurer

Bruce Colravy – Director, Citizen Science Coordinator, Communications Director

Scott Hays – Director, River Runners Coordinator

Joey Anthony – Director

Phil Hult – Director

Elizabeth Kirby – Director

Michael Lambert – Webmaster