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Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (ILIN) achieved college status in 1997 and is a collaborative program between the University of Illinois and Purdue University. IISG brings together scientists, educators, policy makers, community decision makers, outreach specialists, business leaders, and the general public to work towards a healthy environment and economy.

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ILIN Sea Grant by the Numbers

2020 (pdf)

2019 (pdf)

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN ILLINOIS AND INDIANA RESULTED IN*

$2.2M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

10982

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

41

 STUDENTS  SUPPORTED

3311

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in Summer 2021 for work conducted February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Experts


Leslie Dorworth

Aquatic Ecology Specialist - Leslie serves the Chicago metropolitan area and focuses on a variety of water quality issues, including the development of informational pieces on fish consumption and the connection to human health and how land use impacts water quality. 


"The loss of shoreline due to wave and ice action and what communities do to reinforce their shoreline has always interested me."

Illinois and Indiana Stories and News

River Restoration Workshop Series

River Restoration Workshop Series

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Residential and urban rivers and streams are becoming degraded throughout the nation. A broadening landscape of impervious surfaces – parking lots, roads and rooftops – causes changes to stream hydrology. These changes often lead to accelerated erosion of stream banks or a downcutting of streambeds each time it rains. Rivers and streams have also often been channelized or otherwise modified to serve man’s purposes and convey floodwater more quickly downstream. These changes all have as adverse impact on stream communities.

Since 2001, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has hosted workshops pertaining to various aspects of river and stream restoration. The River Restoration: Practices and Concepts workshops provide the opportunity to hear about the latest restoration projects from experts nationally as well as from the region, and communicate with other professionals with similar interests. Here is a list of previous workshops

2014 River Restoration Workshop, Chicago IL, March 11, 2014

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Lisa Merrifield, Assistant Director for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant


Emaillmorrisn@illinois.edu
Phone217-333-0045

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