What is this project?
The Land Conservation Foundation (LCF) wants to raise $8,000 to repair flood damage on the 2.3-mile Bruce Hannon Levee Trail located in the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve in Piatt County, Illinois. This fund will help keep this important trail open and available to the public and protect the reforestation project underway. It is our most popular trail because it offers elevated views of the floodplain forest and river, along with opportunities for hiking, fishing, birding, and nature study.
What will this project accomplish?
You can see in our project photo an example of the damage that has been done to the trail. This breach occurred in February 2018 and has since been repaired at a cost of $4,300, but six other sections of this levee trail need to be reinforced to maintain the natural hydrology of the floodplain forest. With the money we raise, the Foundation will fully repair the trail by hiring a contractor to do what is necessary to repair the levee. This could include bringing bentonite clay and rock to key locations, repairing breaches when they occur, and installing seep collars to protect the culverts from future flood damage.
After – Breach Repaired
As proof of completion, photographs will be provided to donors 1 year after the project is funded.