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Prairie Rivers Network Celebrates 50 Years With Dinner Gala

Rob Kanter

Rob Kanter is a member of the board of directors of the Prairie Rivers Network. University of Illinois

This year marks a milestone for the Prairie Rivers Network. The environmental advocacy group is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year.

And they’re marking the occasion with their 50th Anniversary Dinner Gala Friday night at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

Rob Kanter is a member of the Prairie Rivers Network’s board of directors, and is emceeing tonight’s event.

WILL listeners know Rob from his weekly Environmental Almanac segments that air Thursday afternoons. He spoke with Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline about the event, and what it means for the Prairie Rivers Network to be celebrating 50 years.