Prairie Wind Trail
0008422 - The Bourbon Township Highway commissioner has requested that a portion of Douglas County Road 410 be extended
across the state trail for a distance of approximately 50' to connect with another county road. This work will be an at grade crossing of the trail. Project was
submitted for review on 11-15-00.
Des Plaines Conservation Area
0006455 - This project involves improvements to the existing equestrian trail at the site. Work items include the rip rapping of low areas, the completion of
cross country jumps, and the installation of additional signage. Project was submitted for review on 8-11-00.
0008420 - This project involves the periodic dredging of Trenkle Slough by Illinois Power per our agreement to provide drainage for the
local farmers. Dredging will extend approximately 1000' onto Departmental property. Project was submitted for review on 11-14-00.
Weinberg King State Park
0008425 - This project involves the complete rehabilitation of the pond at the site. Work items include complete
dewatering, removal of silt and bottom sediments, deepening of the pond, repair of the dam to reduce seepage, and construction of a dewatering structure and
simple spillway. Project was submitted for review on 11-15-00.
0007512 - The sites tree nursery is experiencing encroachment by locust trees. This project will remove the encroaching locust trees using
a bulldozer. Project was submitted for review on 10-11-00.
Illini State Park
0001985 - This project entails the reconstruction of the main campground road system together with the major parking areas. Work items
include the addition of base material, application of a 2" Class I surface on all travel ways, pavement markings, the restoration of disturbed areas and final
grading and seeding of the area. Project was submitted for review on 3-15-00.
Green River State Wildlife Area
0008266 - This project involves the relocation of the house on the site from its present location to an area adjacent to the
existing check station at the entrance. Additional work will include the construction of a concrete crawl space, utility hook up, and accessible walk from the
parking area. Project was submitted for review on 11-8-00.
Matthiessen State Park
0007986 - This project will correct a 100' eroded section of the Bluff Rail adjacent to Strawberry Rock and Devil's Paintbox. It is
proposed to rebuild the existing retaining wall that failed, add surface drainage, and resurface the trail. Project was submitted for review on 10-19-00.
I & M Canal
9905570 - This project involves the installation of a 4" fiber optic cable approximately 190' across the Canal and reserves. The method of
installation will be by directional boring with the conduit being placed at a minimum of 5' below the bottom of the canal. Project was submitted for review
Southern Ill. Arts and Crafts Center
0007989 - This project involves the construction of a new 2000 sq. ft. maintenance building at a location
approximately 100' south of the existing main building. In addition, the Phillip Dees sculpture that is adjacent to the pavilion will be relocated to a more
suitable site west of the main entrance drive. Project was submitted for review on 10-31-00.
Jim Edgar/ Panther Creek SF&WA
0000778 - This project involves the construction of a hiking and mountain bike trail around the Big Lake. Additional
work item will include check dams, culverts and small bridges, retaining walls, and benches. Project was submitted for review on 2-11-00.
Dickson Mounds Museum
0005079 - The historic Canton to Liverpool toll booth located at Dickson Mounds will be relocated to an area immediately
adjacent to the museum for better use. Extensive renovation work will also take place to exterior and interior areas of the booth. Project was submitted for
review on 6-23-00.
0008280 - This work involves the eradication of two rows of autumn olive plants from the site. The plants will be bulldozed which will be
followed by mowing and chemical treatment of any sprouts. Project was submitted for review on 11-2-00.
Big River State Forest
0008261 - This project will involve the installation of a standard trailer dump station at the equestrian campgrounds at the site.
In addition to the station, treatment field and holding tank, the project will include water service and paved approaches. Project was submitted for review on
0008263 - This project is identical to the project referenced above at Big River State Forest with the addition of security lighting. Project
was submitted for review on 11-8-00.
Prairie Wind State Trail
0008497 - This work involves the IDNR providing work easements over and on the
trail as the IDOT will remove and replace the existing concrete deck beams on the I-57 overpasses at the
trail. Project was submitted for review on 12-19-00
Beaver Dam State Park
0004315 - This project involves the construction of one centralized collection and treatment system to replace the five small
wastewater treatment systems throughout the park. The proposed 13,000 gpd aerated lagoon sewage treatment system will collect and treat wastes from all
current and proposed wastewater sources within the park. Project was submitted for review on 9-29-00.
0008947 - This project entails the upgrading of vehicular access for hunters to the Baker Tract at the site. Improvements will include the
graveling of the existing dirt road, construction of a five car parking lot at the end of the road, and the establishment of several small pull offs along the road.
Project was submitted for review on 12-7-00.
Walnut Point State Park
61773 - This project will upgrade the existing facilities within the park to be accessible for use by people with disabilities. The
work will include surfaced walks to toilets, picnic shelters, water hydrants and other amenities. Lakeside Nature Trail will be improved, seven accessible
vault toilets provided, bank fishing access added, and four campsites upgraded. Project was submitted for review on 12-28-00.
Beaver Dam State Park
0008419 - This project will provide for the dredging of the lake in front of the concession building. A cat hoe will dredge the
accumulated silt out to depth of 10' and the material will be stock piled for erosion control projects. Project was submitted for review on 11-15-00.
The Nature Institute
0007593 - This project involves the construction of a small bridge across a small stream to reduce stream bank erosion. Also water
bars will be installed on the trails to reduce erosion and silt run off. Project was submitted for review on 10-12-00.
Dixon Springs State Park
0005153 - This project will provide for the installation of new electric service to the cabin area at the site. The existing electric
poles will be eliminated and the new service will be run underground for 750' from the township road. Project was submitted for review on 7-17-00.
Moraine View State Park
0008421 - This project involves the dredging of the North Fork of Salt Creek beginning at County Highway 36 and extending in
a southeasterly direction for 1300'. The stream is very silted in and is causing drainage problems for the farmer immediately north of the park. Project was
submitted for review on 11-14-00.
Piney Creed Ravine Nature Preserve
9902964 - Due to severe erosion problems a new trail will be established at the site by mowing a 10' strip through a
grassy area south of the existing trail. The width will be reduced to 3' when it enters the wooded area. Project was submitted for review on 10-20-99.
Prophetstown State Park
0006467 - This project will use size R-5 rip rap to stabilize 1500 lf of severely eroding stream bank within use areas within the
park. The 1500' will include three separate sections of the stream. Project was submitted for review on 9-25-00.
0009903576 - The phone company needs to replace an existing buried fiber optic line. The work will be done by directional boring under
the canal. Project was submitted for review on 11-8-99.
0009282 - This project involves the replacement of the existing crushed limestone of the trail with approximately 2 miles of oil and chip surface.
The new surface is needed due to the vehicular traffic along this segment of trail. Project was submitted for review on 10-5-00.
0008643 - This project will remove approximately 3-4 trees at the existing scenic vista at the campground to provide for an enhanced view of
the town, marina, and Ohio River. Project was submitted for review on 11-27-00.
Stephen A. Forbes Biological Station
0005669 - Rehabilitation work at the site will include replacement of the existing sump pump system, installation of
energy efficient windows, insulation of the exterior walls, upgrading of the entire plumbing system, locating an 80' well, upgrading of the electrical system,
addition of gutters and down spouts, replace the existing 150' suspension bridge, upgrade entrance road, drainage improvements, security lighting and
seeding and landscaping. Project was submitted for review on 7-31-00.
0008285 - A committee along with our Conservation Foundation is proposing a memorial for John Husar. The site chosen is Lookout
Point at the site. The proposal is the renovation and enhancement of the overlook, walk, and displays/maps. Project was submitted for review on 11-6-00.
Kankakee River State Park
9900552 - This project involves the rehabilitation of portions of the equestrian / snowmobile trail that become exceedingly wet,
making for poor trail conditions. Work will involve the regrading and shaping of certain segments to improve drainage. Installation of culverts, low water
crossings, rising and hardening of the trail tread will be done on the existing alignment and within the trail corridor. Project was submitted for review on 8-4-99.
Mackinaw State Fish & Wildlife Area
0009288 - Two areas at the site, totaling 25.6 acres will be taken out of agricultural production and planted with
trees to return the area to a more native and diverse woodland plant community to benefit wildlife, increase diversity, and for soil protection. Project was
submitted for review on 12-18-00.
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