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Nominations Open for Annual Conservation Leadership Award

JDCF is accepting nominations for the  Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award, which will be presented at the Foundation’s annual meeting in early 2020. An individual, organization, governmental entity, educational institution, or business that has demonstrated creativity and/or leadership in the preservation, restoration, or stewardship of natural areas and/or Native American cultural resources, or has […] Read More

Preserve Closures Announced

JDCF announces the following closures of some of our preserves for hunting leases in 2019 and early 2020. Horseshoe Mound: November 22nd-24th, December 5th-8th, December 26th-29th, 2019, and January 17th-19th, 2020. The Richardson Addition to Horseshoe Mound: November 22nd-24th, December 5th-8th, December 13th-15th, December 26th-29th, 2019, and January 17th-19th, 2020. Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary: […] Read More

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’!

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