|The Lower Des Plaines River Watershed is
home to a large number of threatened and
endangered species. In fact, a majority of the
state and federally listed species in Illinois
occur within the watershed.
|The Lower Des Plaines Ecosystem Partnership
was formed to focus on and address issues facing
|The mission of the Lower Des Plaines
Ecosystem Partnership (LDPEP) is to promote,
preserve, protect and enhance the natural,
cultural, economic and recreational resources of
the Lower Des Plaines River and its watershed.