The Nature Conservancy en World Recognition for the Emiquon Complex <p>Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon recognized two wetlands along the Illinois River for their importance to conservation.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Emiquon Complex near Lewistown and the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge near Hennepin received the Ramsar designation this year.&nbsp; The honor highlights efforts to restore both sites to their natural states.<br /><br />Before a ceremony at Dickson Mounds Museum, Simon said the international designation can help boost tourism for the region.<br /> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:19:32 +0000 Rich Egger 19638 at World Recognition for the Emiquon Complex