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Morphology ~ A Facebook Live Event

Morphology is a branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of animals and plants. JDCF was Live yesterday at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest with our Education and Outreach Manager to learn how the structure of skulls and feathers can reveal a lot about the animals they come from. We thank the Apple […] Read More

Open Position ~ Casper Creek Operations Manager

The Casper Creek Natural Cemetery (CCNC) located in Galena, IL is seeking a professional to lead in the promotion and daily operations of the CCNC (conservation burial ground) through sales and service, as well as formal presentations for diverse target markets. This is a part-time, annually contracted position. This position reports to CCNC Board President. […] Read More

Discover Gramercy Park ~ A Facebook Live Event

JDCF was Live this morning with Rick Leute of the Gramercy Park Foundation for a program about this 10-acre hidden gem of a park located in East Dubuque, IL. Rick shared some of the park’s history and plans for it’s future as well as some facts about the 26 burial and ceremonial Native American mounds […] Read More

Recorded Webinar: The Historic & Conservation Perspectives of the Dvorak Addition to Apple River Canyon

This spring, JDCF completed our largest land acquisition to date – the 334-acre Dick Dvorak Addition to Apple River Canyon. To highlight this important acquisition, we hosted a live webinar last week. Dr. Daryl Watson, historian, educator, and former Executive Director of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum provided historical perspective. For conservation […] Read More

Upcoming Events

All Things Butterfly ~ A Facebook Live Event

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

JDCF will be on location at the Wapello Land and Reserve for a program all about butterflies.  We will be joined by a butterfly expert who will discuss the life cycle, migration patterns, and importance of these insects, specifically the painted lady.  Our Facebook Live series is sponsored by the Apple River State Bank/First Community […] Read More

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Facebook Live with Dubuque County Conservation

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We will be traveling across the river for a Facebook Live broadcast with special guest Kaytlan Moeller of Dubuque County Conservation to learn about the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in and around the Dubuque, IA area.  We thank the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena for sponsoring our Facebook Live series.

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Fireside Storytelling at Wapello

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bring a lawn chair and join the JDCF’s volunteer group, the Friends of Wapello, by a fire for storytelling.  Stories can teach lessons and make people laugh. Native Americans that once inhabited Wapello passed on their knowledge to the next generation through story telling. Come listen, learn, and share a laugh.  You can even bring […] Read More

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