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Wishing everyone a Happy Labor Day!
Wildlife Prairie Park offers Survival Classes. The next one is September 2 from 10am - 1pm. The focus of the class is Flood Plain Foraging. Learn from an expert about wild medicinal, how to identify local plants and mushrooms, and go foraging for fall plants on the Flood Plain Trail.
Participants should bring a small, flat basket or paper sack for collecting materials.
Meeting location: Log Room
Price: $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers
To register visit:
Congrats to our byway community, Historic Havana Illinois for being one of four Illinois River towns cited in a study by U of I Illinois that capitalized on tourism post pandemic. 
You can read the article here:
Congratulations to Lindsey Bright for winning 1st place in the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway Scenic Snaps Photo Contest! This photo was taken at the Heart of Illinois Fair in Peoria.
Today is the last day to vote for your favorite photos in the Illinois River Road Scenic Snaps Photo Contest! Who will take home the blue ribbon?
Voting is easy - just scroll down to the bottom of this page: Click on VOTE and pic your favorite snap.
For whatever reason we haven't had a lot of people enter this round of the Summer Celebrations Scenic Snaps Photo Contest. You can submit your photos until Sunday, 8/13 at 5:00 pm. 
Submit any original photo that pictorially reflects the scenery, people, activities or sights from larger-scale community-based events, concerts, festivals or fairs in named Byway communities and get a few votes from friends and family.
Learn more here
Anybody out there going to events along the byway? Snap a pic or two and add them to our Illinois River Road Scenic Snaps Photo Contest. We need some submissions so we can give away $100! Submit your pics here :
Have you entered the Illinois River Road Scenic Snaps Contest yet? You could win $100! Just head over to to enter. And don't forget to vote for your favorite snaps.
We are excited to kick off the Illinois River Road Scenic Snaps Photo Contest!! This round is SUMMER CELEBRATIONS!  Start submitting your photos TODAY and you could win $100 plus be featured on the official Illinois River Road website! 
This is the most important step, and you can learn everything you need to know here:
Just visit to upload your pics and give us the important info! Remember your pics must be from a byway community (⬆️see rules⬆️)
Share the link to your image and ask family & friends to vote! You've got until August 13, so don't delay!
We can't wait to see how much fun everyone has been having around the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway!
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