Sen. Schimpf, SIUC, and IDNR unite for strategic planning study
SPARTA, Ill. – Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) is announcing progress on one of the priorities in his Eight for ‘18 agenda. The Senator is teaming up with Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) researchers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to carry out a strategic planning study on the future economic vitality of two IDNR sites located in Senate District 58.
The sites include the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta and Pyramid State Park in Perry County. The plan is outlined a Memorandum of Understanding that will be presented at a joint press conference in Sparta on May 7.
About the Memorandum:
SIUC and IDNR will produce separate strategic planning studies for both sites which will:
- Assess the current capability of each facility to fulfill its mission
- Identify infrastructure, staffing, and promotional needs of each facility
- Explore how each facility can serve as an economic driver for the region
Who: Sen. Paul Schimpf, IDNR Director Wayne Rosenthal, and SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno
What: Press conference
When: 11 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018
Where: World Shooting and Recreational Complex, Sparta, Ill.
About State Senator Paul Schimpf
Sen. Schimpf took the Oath of Office during the Inauguration of the 100th General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2017 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Senate District 58 includes all or parts of Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington, and Union Counties and represents more than 220,000 Illinois citizens.