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JDCF Board President Attends Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

The President of the Board of JDCF, Frances Rivoire, recently attended the 4th-annual Land Trust Alliance – Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.  Over 90 individuals from land trusts across the U.S.  gathered in Washington, DC for this special occasion coordinated by the Land Trust Alliance (LTA).  Rivoire was able to meet with Illinois’ Senators Dick […] Read More

JDCF Receives Award for Archaeological Preservation Work

On Saturday, May 2nd, JDCF received an award from the Illinois Association for the Advancement of Archeology (IAAA) “for their outstanding contribution to the preservation of Native American archaeological sites in Northwest Illinois”. “I don’t know of any organization that has done more to preserve and protect Illinois’ vast and rich Native American archeological resources […] Read More

Hanover Area Farm Protected

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation is thrilled to announce its 28th conservation easement, which forever preserves a 210-acre farm overlooking the Mississippi Valley. The conservation easement was donated to JDCF in December of last year by Harry and Beth Drucker. The Druckers have been living and farming in Jo Daviess County for 50 years. Harry’s […] Read More

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Upcoming Events

Planets, Constellations & Meteors

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Horseshoe Mound Preserve

Join JDCF & the Planetary Studies Foundation to learn about the objects in our night sky.  Scopes will be on-hand to view Saturn.  A traveling meteor exhibit will explain the Perseid meteor shower that will take place later in the evening.

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Experience Horseshoe Mound – A Walking Tour

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Horseshoe Mound Preserve

Join JDCF staff on a guided tour of our newest preserve – Horseshoe Mound.  Jim Louderman, Collections Specialist from the Chicago Field Museum, will also be on-hand.  This event is free to the public.

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Experience Horseshoe Mound – A Walking Tour

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Horseshoe Mound Preserve

Join JDCF staff on a guided tour of our newest preserve – Horseshoe Mound.  Jim Louderman, Collections Specialist from the Chicago Field Museum, will also be on-hand.  This event is free to the public.

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Fall Forest Hike

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Schurmeier Forest

Join staff and volunteers for a walk in the woods at Schurmeier Teaching Forest.

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