Environmental Resources

U.S. Government Resources

National Park Service NatureNet

Learn about natural resources and environmental issues affecting our National Parks. The site also includes Park Service statistics and educational resources for students and teachers.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This site provides statistics and information on federal environmental laws and regulations as well as educa-tional resources.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Here you’ll find news and information about fisheries, wildlife refuges, migratory birds, and endangered species in the United States.


U.S. Geological Survey

This site gives you a look at the geology of our environ-ment. It includes links to satellite maps, geology and paleontology research, and a geologic time machine.


USDA Forest Service

Investigate current environmental issues affecting state and national forests. This site contains links to conservation education materials, forest management reports, and forest health research.


Nonprofit Organizations

Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory

This site, calling itself the Earth’s Biggest Environment Search Engine, offers links to thousands of environ-mental organizations.


Envirolink Network

An environmental information clearinghouse, this site offers general information organized by topic.


World Wildlife Fund

This is the official site of the largest privately supported conservation group in the world. The WWF is committed to protecting endangered species and habitats.


WWW Virtual Library—Environment

This site provides links to more than 1,000 environ-ment resources organized into the categories of bio-sphere, atmosphere, and civilization.


Local Resources & Other Interesting Sites

Earth Day Network

This site provides information about the annual Earth Day celebration.


The Ecology Action Center

The Ecology Action Center is a walk-in information and environmental education center for McLean County. We provide information and programs on a variety of environmental topics including recycling, clean water, and energy.


The Ozone Hole Tour

Designed to help nonscientists learn about ozone research, this site provides images, movies, tours, and easy-to-read graphs.


Town of Normal – Adopt A Program

The Town of Normal Adopt-a-Park/Adopt-a-Street program is a partnership between the Town of Normal and volunteers, in an effort to keep our community clean, safe and attractive.


Town of Normal Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The Town of Normal recently launched a bicycle and pedestrian master planning effort to improve the community’s walking and bicycling environment The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan will lay out short-term and long-term strategies to make walking and cycling safe, convenient, and attractive travel modes.


Town of Normal – Environmental Stewardship Policy

The Town’s environmental policy is intended to create long-term environmental benefits and to conserve natural resources. The policy is also intended to ensure the protection of Town employees, residents, and members of the broader global community.


Woods Hole Research Center: The Warming of the Earth

This is a beginner’s guide to understanding the issue of global warming and climate change, from a world-renowned scientific research organization.