You are invited to observe a prescribed burn tentatively scheduled for 10:00 AM, Wednesday April 12th, 2017 at Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve. Casper Bluff is located at 870 South Pilot Knob Road Galena, IL. 61036. Parking will be just after the bridge in the grass field to the right. A short walk up […] Read More
JDCF will present the following slate of individuals for election and re-election to our Board of Directors. The election will take place before our membership at our annual meeting on April 1st, 2017. The public is invited to attend. Standing for Election: Maureen Bardusk An artist whose work celebrates the Driftless landscape, Maureen has owned […] Read More
Both Horseshoe Mound Preserve and Schurmeier Teaching Forest are closed to the public until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Nearly ten years after JDCF purchased the original 85-acre Casper Bluff Preserve, we are thrilled to announce the acquisition of 21 acres that will be managed as a new addition to Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve. Funding for the purchase of this property was generously provided by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, the […] Read More
Join fellow JDCF members and our guest speaker, botanical artist, George Olson, at our annual meeting. Mr. Olson will have some of his work on site. We will also be honoring John & Barbara Rutherford as recipients of the 2017 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award. An interactive social hour will begin at 4:30, followed […] Read MoreFind out more »
The annual Mississippi River Clean Up will take place from 8 am until 3:30 pm at Gear’s Ferry Landing south of Galena. Individuals and families with older children are welcome. This event is generously sponsored by Chestnut Mountain Resort. Boats and shovels are needed. Anyone who provides a boat for the day will be reimbursed […] Read MoreFind out more »
Bring the whole family to Fantastic Frogs & Friends, a frog walk beginning at the Meeker Street footbridge on the east side along the Galena River Trail in downtown Galena, IL. Learn all about frogs and toads, join us in a toast to spring, and then take part in a guided hike down the trail […] Read MoreFind out more »
Author Steve Apfelbaum will discuss his book, “Natures’s Second Chance” and artist Susan Lehnhardt will present art that has been inspired by the prairie and talk about local activism to protect water in our watershed. Co-sponsored by the Galena Center for the Arts.Find out more »