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 childrens fishing programs, and get local service organizations involved.