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JDCF Preserves ~ A Q&A with our Executive Director

JDCF was Live this morning from a foggy Horseshoe Mound Preserve with Steve Barg, our Executive Director.  Steve answered a few commonly asked questions about the six nature preserves JDCF has opened to the public in Jo Daviess County, IL.  How does JDCF fund land purchases?  Hint – not from tax dollars as we are […] Read More

Raptor Migration ~ Live from the National Mississippi River Museum

JDCF was Live from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium today for a special program on raptor migration featuring an American kestrel animal ambassador.  We thank the museum for having us and look forward to partnering on another event in the near future.  We also thank the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of […] Read More

Boyd Family Protects 116-Acre Sinsinawa Bluffs Forever

It’s rare to find a place in Illinois that seems untouched by time. Practically everywhere we turn, there’s a house, a road, a power line, a fence, a freshly planted field. Standing on the hill prairie overlooking the Mississippi River at Sinsinawa Bluffs, it’s easy to imagine you’re the first Caucasian person to ever lay […] Read More

Survival Skills 101 ~ Some Virtual Tips

We were Live this morning from a damp and cold Schurmeier Teaching Forest with JDCF Outreach & Education Manager, Jess Carryer, who shared some timely tips on survival skills such as proper clothing, packing a survival kit, and important items to always take with you when venturing out alone. Survival skills can quickly become the […] Read More

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Upcoming Events

Discover Wapello ~ A Discussion with Archaeologist Phil Millhouse, PhD

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

JDCF will be Live on Facebook with special guest and renowned archaeologist, Phil Millhouse, PhD, at the Wapello Land & Water Reserve, the site of his doctoral field work in 2005. Phil will talk about his initial findings, which contributed to Wapello being placed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its cultural […] Read More

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Meet the Members of GALE ~ A Facebook Live Event

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We will be Live from the worksite at Horseshoe Mound with members of the Galena Area Land Enthusiasts (GALE), a volunteer group that has been helping our stewardship staff with field work since 2012.  This group of not-so-young guys and gals work year round in all weather conditions battling invasive species, assisting with prescribed burns, […] Read More

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