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  1. Article number 1 - 30,000 Channel Catfish Stocked in Chicago Area Waterways
  2. Article number 2 - Stop the Spread of Invasive Species
  3. Article number 3 - Lake Bloomington: One of National Fish Habitat Partnership's 2014 "Waters to Watch"
  •  30,000 Channel Catfish Stocked in Chicago Area Waterways30,000 Channel Catfish Stocked in Chicago Area Waterways

    The IDNR, in cooperation with the Friends of the Chicago River, stocked 30,000 channel catfish into the Chicago Area Waterways. The release is part of a restoration project to increase the population of catfish in the Chicago River and the Little Calumet River, where 10,000 and 20,000 catfish were release respectively on June 11. "Now that we have better water quality, this project is going to bring back a spawning habitat, and we think they're going to thrive here and take hold," said Marc Miller, Director of the IDNR
  •  Stop the Spread of Invasive SpeciesStop the Spread of Invasive Species

    Remove, Drain, Dry: As the boats come out of storage, we'd like to remind you to be aware of invasive species that pose a threat to our lands and waterways. To fight the spread of aquatic invaders, the IDNR is asking residents to "be a hero transport zero." The best way to stop the spread of invasive species is to remove, drain, and dry your boats after use in any Illinois waterway.

  •  Lake Bloomington: One of National Fish Habitat Partnership's 2014 "Waters to Watch"Lake Bloomington: One of National Fish Habitat Partnership's 2014 "Waters to Watch"

    Lake Bloomington has been named one of the National Fish Habitat Partnership's "Waters to Watch" for 2014. The "Waters to Watch" are a collection of water systems that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition. The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership is partnering with the Friends of EverBloom (a Friends of Reservoirs Chapter), IDNR, the City of Bloomington, McLean County Soil and Water Conservation District, McLean County Parks and Recreation and local vendors to rehabilitate a severely eroded shoreline on Lake Bloomington.