The Middle Fork is Illinois’ only National Scenic River, and contributes to the economy of Vermilion County and Danville. But it is threatened by coal ash.
The Middle Fork of the Vermilion River is a hidden treasure in east-central Illinois. Bounded by over 8,000 acres of public parkland and recognized for its biological diversity, scenic beauty and recreational potential, this stream is threatened by coal ash pollution. See how you can help preserve the river for future generations.