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Bluebirds and Spring Go Together!

Spring, the season we’ve all been waiting for these last few months, is finally coming!  One of our favorite signs of spring is the return of the Bluebirds.  Soon we’ll have a chance to welcome new breeding pairs to our nest boxes, and inaugurate the new season. As idyllic as this sounds, there will be […] Read More

Hanover Area Farm Protected

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation is thrilled to announce its 28th conservation easement, which forever preserves a 210-acre farm overlooking the Mississippi Valley. The conservation easement was donated to JDCF in December of last year by Harry and Beth Drucker. The Druckers have been living and farming in Jo Daviess County for 50 years. Harry’s […] Read More

Special Statement on Train Derailment

JDCF is among a growing group of community members, elected officials, and wildlife refuge managers who are deeply concerned by the recent train derailments and associated spillage of contaminants and fires effecting the people and natural communities in the Upper Mississippi Driftless Area. The March 5th BNSF crude oil car derailment was within a several […] Read More

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Upcoming Events

Experience Horseshoe Mound

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Horseshoe Mound Preserve

Join JDCF staff on this one-hour tour of our newest Preserve – Horseshoe Mound.  We will be joined by Collections Specialist Jim Louderman of The Field Museum.   The event is free to the public.

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Picnic on the Prairie – New Event!

June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve

Take a step back in time and join us for an old-fashioned community picnic on the prairie at Casper Bluff.  Bring your picnic baskets and blankets, take part in sack races, a ring toss, and good conversation with friends and neighbors.

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Bluebird Trail Walk

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve

Members of JDCF that have been active in the Bluebird Recovery Program will be leading this hike as well as answering any questions that you may have.  These free tours will allow the public to see bluebird eggs and babies up close in nest boxes.

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Experience Horseshoe Mound

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Horseshoe Mound Preserve

Join JDCF staff on a guided tour of our newest preserve – Horseshoe Mound.  Jim Louderman, Collections Specialist from the Chicago Field Museum, will also be on-hand.  This event is free to the public.

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