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JDCF Acquires New Preserve – Oneota!

JDCF is pleased to announce the acquisition of 160-acres just south of Hanover, Illinois… the Oneota Preserve! Nestled between three existing conservation areas, the acquisition and restoration of this property enables JDCF and its partners to reconnect native wildlife habitats that have become fragmented by human activity and also protects a known Native American cultural […] Read More

JDCF Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award

Named in honor of long-time board member, past Board President, and over-all JDCF supporter, Nancy Winter, the Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award will be given annually by JDCF to an individual, organization, governmental entity, educational institution, or business that has completed significant work in stewardship of natural areas, restoration of natural areas, or the protection […] Read More

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Upcoming Events

Owl Prowl at Casper Bluff – With Live Owls!

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join JDCF staff for an evening owl-prowl hike at Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve on Saturday, December 10th beginning at 5:00 PM. This year, we will be joined by the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center who will bring along a few of their feathered friends for an educational program and meet and […] Read More

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The Prairie Enthusiasts 2017 Annual Conference

March 4, 2017

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 More

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