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Noted Author Will Talk about Designing Landscapes for Native Plants & Pollinators

You are invited to a presentation by Minneapolis-based landscape designer Heather Holm, featuring beautifully photographed plants and insects from her 2014 book, “Pollinators of Native Plants.”  Heather will present on Friday, July 22, at the Galena Territory Owner’s Club, 2000 Territory Drive, Galena.  The event begins with a potluck at 5:30 p.m.  If attending the potluck, […] Read More

JDCF & the City of Galena Add 80 Acres to Gateway Park

After 20 long years, another critical piece of Galena Gateway Park has been preserved forever. A public-private partnership between the City of Galena and JDCF purchased an 80-acre addition to Galena Gateway Park on February 16, 2016 with the help of financial support from The Conservation Fund and the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. Along […] Read More

JDCF Receives Grant to Help Monarch Butterflies

JDCF has been selected to receive a grant award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for $83,640 over the next two years. Funding from this grant will be used to restore prairie and monarch habitats on former agricultural land on two of JDCF’s preserves. This grant will also be used to support JDCF’s outreach and […] Read More

Major Conservation Legislation Congress Passed Will Have Local Benefits

JDCF is pleased to announce a bipartisan congressional vote that makes permanent a federal tax incentive supporting land conservation.  Farmers, ranchers, and the public will directly benefit from the incentive that encourages landowners to place a conservation easement on their land to protect important natural, scenic, and historic resources. JDCF is a member of the […] Read More

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