A comprehensive conservation plan is a document that outlines the environmental issues and management strategies in an area, in this case, the Peoria Lakes. The plan relies on input from the public and many local stakeholder organizations, resulting in an inclusive, collaborative understanding for the future of the Lakes.
PLBA, which is made up of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, Heartland Water Resources Council, and The Nature Conservancy, is teaming up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to manage the planning and communication processes for the final document. Each organization has its own role to play and perspective to give in Peoria Lakes issues.
To meet a regional consensus, public and stakeholder engagement plays a particularly important role in this planning process. Community members are the main users of the Peoria Lakes, whether it involves on-lake activities or simply sightseeing from afar, which makes their input and awareness of the Lakes’ health a critical factor in the success of this plan. To learn more about how you can get involved and to follow project updates, visit our project website partakeinpeorialakes.org.