CACEI wants the best for the City of Canton and adjoining townships as the area moves forward into the future. We work to protect the environment and green space, areas for future growth of residential neighborhoods, Canton Lake neighborhoods, commercial areas, the city’s water resource, rural wells, farmland, the natural beauty of the area and the recreational activities provided by the lake. The organization works for long-term protection of our environmental assets for us and future generations.
The proposed North Canton Strip Mine has been the primary focus for CACEI since Canton area citizens first learned of it in 2006. After 8 long years, the strip mine has been stopped. The beautiful rolling Copperas Creek valleys, tall mature oak and hickory timber, and productive farmland along scenic tree-lined country lanes bordered by horse pastures and family farms will not be blasted and bull-dozed down for the one time taking of coal. Read the entire story here.
Fulton County is going healthy, green and moving forward. There is no shortage of good things to celebrate — new bike path, a solar energy field, and a new lake community are just a few of the exciting, forward things coming to the area.
Please join us!
CACEI Meeting Saturday, April 9, at 10 a.m. at the Fulton County Health Dept., 700 E. Oak St. Canton.
Program: Reinvest Illinois
Pam and Lan Richart from central Illinois-based Eco-Justice Collaborative. The program will be a 13-minute video, two short explanations by the speakers and then open for questions and answer period. The program will take approximately an hour depending on questions and audience input.
Short business meeting will follow presentation. Open to the public.
Field Trip and Breakfast
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. at Lewistown Country Side Diner (formerly Hilda’s Pantry) on S. Main Street. It is down from the stop lights at Main and Hwy 24 between that corner and the fair grounds on the right side of the Street.
Educational Building and Solar Field Tour: After breakfast the group will travel to the Spoon River Electric Co-Op educational building and solar field recently put into operation south of Lewistown on U S Hwy. 24.
If you need a ride, please let Brenda know (649-1938). Several members have offered to take those who would like a ride.
CACEI will not meet on January 2nd, but we will be meeting in February and March.
CACEI Meeting March 5, 2-16, 10 a.m. at the Fulton County Health Dept., 700 E. Oak St. Canton.
Check back here for program details.