Canoeing 101 ~ A Virtual Lesson

JDCF was Live this morning from Blanding’s Landing boat launch on the shores of the Mississippi River for a virtual lesson in canoeing basics everyone should know before heading out on a paddle. Our own Jim Johannsen shared tips for planning your route and demonstrated several different paddling techniques – both on shore and in […] Read More

Galena Gateway Park ~ A Bit of History

JDCF went Live this morning with guests Mark Moran, City of Galena Administrator, and Emily Painter, JDCF Board V.P. and Co-Chair of the Friends of Gateway Park, an all volunteer group that led a successful, six-week fundraising campaign to secure the final dollars needed for the purchase of 100-acres known as the ‘first view of […] Read More

Discover Dubuque County Conservation ~ A Facebook Live Event

JDCF was on location at the Proving Grounds Recreation Area with Naturalist Kaytlan Moeller who give us an overview of the natural spaces available through Dubuque County Conservation including a new mountain bike trail, local paddling adventures, and future projects. There is a lot going on across the mighty Mississippi River – head on over […] Read More

The Painted Lady ~ A Facebook Live Event

JDCF was on location at the Wapello Land & Water Reserve with special guest, Ted Harms, a volunteer with the Foundation. Ted shared his knowledge of butterflies and moths, specifically the painted lady butterfly. Be sure to tune in next week for a broadcast with staff from Dubuque County Conservation who will tell us about […] Read More

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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