JDCF has an immediate opening for a Park Maintenance Worker who will utilize light and medium duty trucks and equipment to perform maintenance and grounds keeping activities on ten Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation Preserves. This is a full-time, nine month seasonal position. Please send employee application to Ryan M. Getz, Director of Land Stewardship for JDCF, […] 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
JDCF is co-hosting this annual, one-day conference with the Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts. The theme will be Landscapes of the Future: Challenges & Opportunities. Two keynote speakers will be Jeff Walk of The Nature Conservancy, speaking on “Climate Change & Habitat Preservation & Restoration” and Bob Palmer of the Effigy Mounds National Monument, speaking on “Fertile Ground […] Read MoreFind out more »
Learn about the important role fire plays in the prairie ecosystem from our own Director of Land Stewardship, Ryan Getz. This “Popcorn & Program” is at the Galena Territory Association on Saturday, March 18 at 6:30 PM with the program beginning at 7:00 PM. As a follow up, all are welcome to come out in April […] Read MoreFind out 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.Find 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 »