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Thank you, Galena Brewing Company!

Everyone at JDCF thanks the Galena Brewing Company for another successful pouring of the Major Daviess Summer Ale.  This unique collaboration between a for-profit and nonprofit benefits land preservation, nature education and outreach, and stewardship of our natural areas in Jo Daviess County! We look forward to another season of a great taste for a […] Read More

Horseshoe Mound Has A New Entrance Road!

The road to the top of the mound has been paved!  We thank Vincent Earthmoving & Louie’s Trenching Service for donating the time and materials to complete this needed project and the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for their support. It is now be easier for everyone to come on up and ‘Share the View’!

“This is the Best Day Ever!”

This phrase was heard many times over two days in May at JDCF’s Horseshoe Mound Preserve as 200 local 3rd and 4th graders came to experience the upgraded Dorte Breckenridge Children’s Adventure. The upgrade was made possible by a public ameni-ties grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation and was a huge hit! Previously, […] Read More

What’s Happening at Horseshoe Mound?

Those driving east on Highway 20 might have noticed some changes to the visible, western slope of Horseshoe Mound since the sale of the property by the Richardson Family to the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) in December 2018. When JDCF acquires a property, they establish a wildlife habitat restoration plan to return native, historic […] Read More

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Upcoming Events

Fall Night Hike in the Forest

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever really listened to the wildlife that comes out after dark? Bring the family and join JDCF’s Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker, for a one hour tour to discover Schurmeier Teaching Forest after dark. Learn how your night vision works and which wildlife become active at night. Leave your flashlights at home […] Read More

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Extreme Weather Events – the impacts to our region & our pocketbooks

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JDCF is hosting a panel discussion on Extreme Weather:  the impacts on landowners and tax payers.  Prior to the event, winners of the Biggest Tree Contest will be announced! Steve Keeffer, Jo Daviess County Engineer, Carrie McKillip, president of the National Extension Disaster Preparedness organization, and Justin Gehrts, Galena native and meteorologist with KCRG-TV in […] Read More

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