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 river, and as this pollutant works its way downstream, it will likely cause more damage. This kind of carelessness regarding our natural resources is inexcusable in the aftermath of the recent crisis in the gulf. A crisis for the river is a crisis for us all.
I’ll update one and all as we find out more information. And I’m sadly watching the river in my backyard for signs of this pending disaster.