The Kankakee River
It has been said by many that “The river is Kankakee County’s biggest asset.” The future growth and economic vitality of the Kankakee region is dependent upon the Kankakee River. The River Roundtable is a grassroots organization formed to:
- evaluate the many ways the river is integrated within the community,
- identify barriers and threats
- formulate a comprehensive and integrated community approach to enhance and maximize this true community asset.
The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County and the Community Foundation of the Kankakee River Valley initiated the River Roundtable and served as co-conveners for this effort. This committee is comprised of volunteer community residents interested in a wide array of issues concerning the Kankakee River. The Roundtable includes elected and governmental officials, riverfront property owners, environmental stewards, developers, and recreation enthusiasts, among others.