(20 ILCS 3905/1002) (from Ch. 105, par. 902)
    Sec. 1002. The Illinois General Assembly finds:
    (a) that the Mississippi River from Alton to Grafton is recognized as the most beautiful portion of the entire River;
    (b) that Alton Lake and the majestic limestone bluffs on this parkway corridor are irreplaceable assets;
    (c) that the scenic, cultural, historical, geological, archaeological, ecological, and recreational resources in this part of the Mississippi River Valley are international attractions which should be more appreciated;
    (d) that preservation of the Native American heritage in this area, especially remains and cemeteries (including mounds), must be assured;
    (e) that public opinion is overwhelmingly in favor of preserving and protecting this scenic, natural, and cultural heritage;
    (f) that the best interests of the State of Illinois will be served by this protection;
    (g) that current procedures for this protection are inadequate; and
    (h) that numerous State, federal, and private agencies are much interested in this parkway corridor.
(Source: P.A. 88-274.)