(20 ILCS 3967/5)
    Sec. 5. Legislative purpose. The restoration and conservation of the Illinois River Watershed is in the ecological and economic interests of the citizens of this State. It is further in the public interest to stimulate watershed management projects by local, State, and federal agencies, local communities, not-for-profit conservation organizations, and private landowners. It is the purpose of this Act to: create a group of leaders representing agriculture, business, conservation, and the environment to encourage the implementation of efforts to restore the Illinois River Watershed in accordance with the recommendations of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor's Integrated Management Plan for the Illinois River Watershed Technical Report (1997); to work with local communities to develop projects and regional strategies; and to make recommendations to appropriate State and federal agencies. This Act is not intended to dilute or replicate existing federal, State, or local programs.
(Source: P.A. 90-120, eff. 7-16-97.)