Latest News

Open Position – Development Coordinator

JDCF has an open position for a Development Coordinator.  The purpose of the position is to develop, manage and coordinate entry to mid-level fundraising activities for JDCF. The Development Coordinator, under the direction of the Associate Director, has numerous responsibilities related to organizational fundraising. They are the point person for planning and executing mid-level fundraising […] Read More

Bobolink: A JDCF Safari Coming in June

This summer, JDCF is offering the public an opportunity for adventures in our nature preserves as part of small groups led by expert guides.  We are calling these expeditions “safaris.” Our first safaris will take you to the habitats of rare and beautiful birds and to the remnants of ancient Native peoples. While our Thunderbird […] Read More

Major Daviess Summer Ale – Now Pouring

The Major Daviess Summer Ale is back and available at the Galena Brewing Company, Cajun Jack’s in Elizabeth, and The Cove at Apple Canyon Lake.  This crisp, citrus brew represents a unique collaboration between the Galena Brewing Company and JDCF for the overall goal of preserving land for the lasting well-being of people and wildlife.  […] Read More

JDCF’s Biggest Tree Contest Underway

You may hear people speak of them reverently. You might catch word of a “big tree,” an important tree, a “Champion Tree.” But what does this mean? JDCF is sponsoring a ‘Biggest Tree Contest’ to celebrate the wonder of Illinois native tress. Gather the family for a hike in your back 40, set aside, or […] Read More

See Archive: All News

Upcoming Events

JDCF’s Biggest Tree Contest

April 1 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

You may hear people speak of them reverently. You might catch word of a “big tree,” an important tree, a “Champion Tree.” But what does this mean? JDCF is sponsoring a Biggest Tree Contest to recognize the largest tree within each of the designated native tree species that grow in Carroll, Jo Daviess, and Stephenson […] Read More

Find out more »

Camp Casper Nature Camp

June 17 @ 8:30 am - June 21 @ 11:30 am

JDCF, in partnership with the Galena ARC,  will once again host Camp Casper, an outdoor day camp for children ages 8 to 12, at JDCF’s Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve.  Our theme for 2019 will center around the importance of trees in our natural world.  Reservations are required by calling the Galena ARC at […] Read More

Find out more »

Bobolinks: A JDCF Safari

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join JDCF volunteer and international birding expert Bobbi Asher for a half-day birding adventure at the Valley of Eden Bird Bird Sanctuary. In decline because of habitat loss, this striking bird with a unique black underbelly and beautiful song, travels thousands of miles each year to nest in the restored grasslands of JDCF’s new bird […] Read More

Find out more »

Bobolinks: A JDCF Safari

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join JDCF volunteer and international birding expert Bobbi Asher for a half-day birding adventure at the Valley of Eden Bird Bird Sanctuary. In decline because of habitat loss, this striking bird with a unique black underbelly and beautiful song, travels thousands of miles each year to nest in the restored grasslands of JDCF’s new bird […] Read More

Find out more »