The purpose for which the Better Fishing Association 
 of Northern Illinois, Inc. was organized:

 . To promote, encourage, foster and support the acquisition, 
   rehabilitation and development of the Illinois-Mississippi 
   (Hennepin) Canal as a conservation area and public fishing 
   and recreation area by the Illinois Department of Natural 
   Resources (I.D.N.R).

 . To promote, encourage, foster and support the acquisition, 
   rehabilitation and development of other like, similar and 
   suitable properties and natural resources, as conservation 
   areas and public fishing and recreation areas by the I.D.N.R.

 . To preserve and develop natural resources, fish, game and 
   wild life and to assist in the conservation thereof.

 . To encourage, support and sponsor legislation, laws, 
   regulations and rules commensurate with the aforementioned 
   purposes.

 . To extend cooperation to other organizations having like 
   or similar purposes.

 . To generally extend its efforts toward the betterment of 
   fishing, conservation, and outdoor recreation in the State 
   of Illinois.

 . To encourage, promote and sponsor children’s fishing programs, 
   and get local service organizations involved.