Holiday Letter, 2021

Dear Friends of the Hennepin Canal, As we celebrate this holiday season, we wish you and yours peace and good will. As with much of the world, the COVID Pandemic has taken a toll on our organization. Some of our members were infected by the virus, the rest of us were...

Devoted to preservation

STERLING – A man who loved the Hennepin Canal in childhood, then devoted his career to preserving the 105-mile national landmark, has retired after 3 decades of working to transform the abandoned shipping route into a recreational state park. Steve Moser grew up along...

Local Historic Site Could Boost Economy

Nicole Murphy Reporter 12:52 AM CDT, June 13, 2009 SHEFFIELD, Illinois – A 100-year-old historical site could be a source of new money for the Quad Cities. Friends of the Hennepin Canal envision boats being able to transport tourists up and down a 50 mile...

Canal Group Gets Award from IDNR

By Anonymous Star Courier Posted Jul 24, 2008 @ 08:05 PM Sheffield, Ill. — Friends of the Hennepin Canal is among four organizations to receive Volunteer of the Year awards from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The awards go each year to...