Casper Creek Natural Cemetery Becomes A Reality

After six years of intensive work and investigation by a group of JDCF staff and dedicated volunteers, the Casper Creek Natural Cemetery, located in Galena, IL has become a reality, opening for business on October 1, 2020. As traditional means of fundraising within the nonprofit world have diversified, JDCF was faced with an urgent question […] Read More

Discover Casper Bluff ~ A Facebook Live Event

JDCF was on location at the Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve for a Facebook Live event about the natural and cultural wonders found at the 85-acre preserve. Head on out today for a hike on the 6 miles of trails that take visitors through restored prairies, oak savannas, and past the last know intact […] Read More

Gone Herping – A Facebook Live Event

JDCF was Live from the Hurstzville Interpretive Center in Jackson County, Iowa this week where we were joined by special guest, Naturalist Tony Vorwald, for a program all about herpetology! Herping is the act of searching for amphibians and reptiles. This is an observe but don’t disturb activity. Habitat preferences range from dry sand prairies […] 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

Find out more »

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

Find out more »