Welcome to Friends of Hennepin Canal

University of Illinois Hennepin Canal Survey

Recently the Friends were contacted by the University of Illinois. Dr. Laura and her students are conducting a survey on the Hennepin Canal and want help in getting the survey out. We hope that you all will help by taking the survey.
Please Click here to take the Hennepin Canal survey

Save Our Canal

Introduction Click here
Petition & IL. Legislator Contacts Click here

Hennepin Canal Questionnaire

To Display/Print QuestionnairClick here
To Email Questionnaire Click here

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park

Unlocking the Secrets Click here
Compliments of Rock Falls Tourism www.visitrockfalls.com

Join Us November 15 for the next “Hike the Canal”

Hikers meet at 1:30 pm at the location specified in the Hike Press Release for that month.
The “Hike the Hennepin Challenge” has been developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small sections.  You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes.  There is no fee for the hikes.  We ask that you dress weather appropriately and bring a water bottle.
For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org (email), 815-664-2403 (home)
For ”Hike the Canal”  events info Click here.
For “Hike the Canal” press release with directions Click here.

 Renaissance Project

The goal of the Renaissance Project is to restore locks 22, 23 and 24 making a  50 mile stretch of the Hennepin Canal a navigable waterway from Geneseo to Rock Falls.
 Renaissance Hennepin Canal video Click here
Read more about Renaissance Project
The Economic Impact of Canal Cruising in the Hennepin Canal Click here
Quad-Cities online: Renaissance Hennepin Canal fundraiser article
 News Tribune video Click here


The Friends are working on an Adopt -A-Trail project. If you are interested in helping to keep the canal clean, go to the following link and check out the sections that are available.
Adopt-A-Trail section info
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