N.I.A.A The Northern Illinois Anglers Association (N.I.A.A.) is a nonprofit organization that was formed by individuals who are profoundly concerned about the ecological future of the waterways in Illinois.
All meetings are open to the public, and are the 4th wednesday of every month @ bbsc @ 7 pm except June it is always the 3rd wednesday at 7pm this year would be on the 21st . See Calendar for details.
The Adopt-A-River Program, sponsored by the Northern Illinois Anglers Association, has been named the J.R. Black Adopt-A-River Program.
J.R. was the founder of this ongoing program which allows local organizations and individuals to "adopt" a portion of the river to keep it clean for others, removing trash from its banks at least twice each year.
To mark the occasion, J.R. was presented with a plaque stating, "In recognition of decades of commitment to the preservation of the Kankakee River, the Adopt-A-River Program will, from this day forward, be known as the J.R. Black Adopt-A-River Program. Thank you J.R. Due to your efforts with Adopt-A-River, Kids' Fishing Day, River Clean-up Day, Kankakee River Fishing Derby and many other activities, you have made the Kankakee River a source of enjoyment for thousands of people, now and for future generations."
J.R. is past-president and long-time Executive Director of the Northern Illinois Anglers Association.
- Gallery Check out the gallery page for pictures from past events, and if you have some NIAA related pictues please email them to