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  • Our Outreach Programs

    Like all of the programs at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, our outreach programs are based on foundational research and concepts in large river ecology, sustainability, conservation, and human dimensions, with additional focus on NGRREC research. The programs aim to create a more informed citizenry, and identify environmental challenges and opportunities, and strategies concerning watershed management and monitoring. Many of our programs provide opportunities for landowners and citizen scientists to explore conservation benefits, make connections with local watersheds and monitor water quality. We hope our outreach programs will foster a greater understanding of large river systems that ultimately leads to a sustainable natural resource.


    Citizen Scientist Resources

    All the materials and equipment you need to get started as a Illinois RiverWatch Citizen Scientist in your local watershed.


    Land Conservation Specialist

    Land Conservation Specialists work directly with agricultural producers to determine their conservation needs and goals as they relate to federal conservation programs.

  • National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

    One Confluence Way
    East Alton, IL 62024

    Phone: (618) 468-2911