The Mud to Parks Program took another step forward last month as dredged earth from the Lower Peoria Lake was used to cap off the Pekin Landfill. Dr. John Marlin, senior scientist at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Waste Management and Research Center, oversees the program and discussed the new developments with several news outlets.
View the November 11, 2007 Champaign News-Gazette article at the following URL: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/2007/11/11/its_a_dirty_job
View the October 21, 2007 Pekin Daily Times article at the following URL: http://www.pekintimes.com/articles/2007/10/21/news/news5.txt
Several articles are available in the Peoria Journal Star Archive. Article citations below:
Smothers, M. (2007, October 20). Landfill capping begins. Peoria Journal-Star. Retrieved November 1, 2007,
Smothers, M. (2007, October 21). Silt will cover vacant landfill. Peoria Journal-Star. Retrieved November 1, 2007,
Dredge up demand for river sediment. (2007, October 28). Peoria Journal-Star. Retrieved November 7, 2007