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Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium

Join JDCF and the Friends of Wapello for an all-day symposium on Saturday, November 3rd from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Hanover Township Park District Building, 500 Fillmore Street, Hanover.  There is a $10 entrance fee for non-JDCF members.  A $9 sack lunch from E-Town Coffee & Cork will be available for purchase. […] Read More

Keynote Address by Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac & Fox Nation

Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac & Fox Nation, will present a keynote address to kick off Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium on Friday, November 2nd at the Hanover Township Park District Building, 500 Fillmore Street, Hanover, beginning at 7:00 PM.  There is a $10 entrance fee for non-JDCF members.  […] Read More

Open Position – Land Stewardship Manager

JDCF has an immediate opening for a Land Stewardship Manager. This is a full-time, permanent position responsible for the stewardship, management, ecological restoration, and maintenance of public access of JDCF’s properties.  JDCF offers competitive pay, as well as a benefits package that includes health insurance, employer contributed retirement funds, and generous paid time off. Applications will be […] Read More

A Day of Celebration at the Wapello Land and Water Reserve!

On a beautiful spring day in early May, over sixty people gathered for a celebration of two occasions at JDCF’s Wapello Land and Water Reserve in Hanover, IL. The first was the grand opening of a new picnic pavilion and volunteer staging area at the site. The second was the dedication of the 98-acre Addition […] Read More

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Upcoming Events

Keynote Address: Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac & Fox Nation

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

To kick off JDCF’s Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium, Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation, will give a keynote speech on Friday evening at 7:00 PM at the Hanover Township Park District Building, 500 Fillmore Street, Hanover, IL.  There is a $10.00/person entrance fee for non-JDCF members.

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Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

JDCF’s Wapello Reserve has many stories to tell about the native people who once inhabited the Mississippi River Driftless area. Exploration of Wapello’s broad terraces show that Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, and Euro-American peoples used the land along the Apple River over many millennia. These occupations left a rich record of artifacts, hearths, storage pits, […] Read More

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Potluck & Program – Citizen Science, Modern Technology & the Conservation of Nature

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Charlie Blake, PhD biologist, will present on Citizen Science, Modern Technology and the Conservation of Nature. Charlie directs RiverWatch, an Illinois statewide citizen science program which monitors stream health. She will be giving an overview of popular phone apps including eBird and iNaturalist and web sites like FieldScope, which allow for far more accurate gathering […] Read More

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Kimberly Blaeser, WI Poet Laureate

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a memorable evening of poetry at the Galena Center for the Arts. Kimberly Blaeser is a Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she teaches Creative Writing and Native American Literatures. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Apprenticed to Justice, Absentee Indians and Other Poems, and Trailing You. Blaeser is […] Read More

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