So the conservancy district called upon the Illinois Youth Center to help with the clean up efforts, at the lake. "This is a reserved area that people have got scheduled that are waiting to see if we can get it cleaned up. So these young men are really speeding things up. It's been a real boom for the district, that's saved us money," Fligor said.
The cadets also help out the district even when there isn't storm damage to clean up. "These boys take care of this site during the Summer with mowing, and weed eating," Fligor said.
It's work Fligor says would've gotten done without the help of the boys, but not nearly as quickly. "Well there's myself, and a part-time person along with the plant operator. So it would've taken three to four weeks at least."