Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Illinois River: Emiquon and surrounding area aerial imagery

November 10, 2021

Located in floodplain of the Illinois River near Havana, IL, Emiquon is one of the largest floodplain restoration projects in the Midwest. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) manage a TNC preserve and FWS Naitonal Wildlife Refuge in this area. In 2012, the Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge was designated a "Ramsar Wetland of International Importance."