Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Praises Work at Lusk Conservancy District

Jul 26, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the hard-working men and women of the Shawnee National Forest Service, the Lusk Conservancy District and the Pope County Board of Commissioners.

Together these groups were able to create the Lusk Creek Kayak Ramp to give Southern Illinois residents and visitors safer and easier boat access to Lusk Creek. 

Tom Taylor of the Shawnee Conservancy District (left) and Congressman John Shimkus (right) in the Shawnee National Forest

"This newly constructed project represents the only public developed access point on Lusk Creek upstream from the State Recreation Area Marina in Golconda," Shimkus said. "I have recently visited the completed kayak ramp, and was impressed with what these different organizations in the area were able to come  together to create." 

The full statement in the congressional record can be found HERE