2019 Annual Appeal

Only $5,000 more to go!

What a year 2019 has turned out to be! The following are just a few of the unbelievable accomplishments JDCF has experienced…

  • 53 environmental education events attracting over 2,000 people led by JDCF’s first full-time education staff.
  • 433 acres permanently protected with a conservation easement in the Stockton area.
  • 667 acres actively restored in all 9 of the JDCF preserves.

Your last chance to make a gift to our incredible mission driven programs is here!! Our annual appeal is in full swing and we invite you to make your most generous end of year gift today.

Your annual appeal gift will help us to cover equipment and materials for our popular Camp Casper summer program for local youth, continue our critical work on the historic oak savanna restoration at Horseshoe Mound, and engage new members in our emerging citizen scientist program that focuses on local rivers and bumble bees. You have the power to create landscape level changes right here in your own backyard. Please donate today!


With Appreciation,

Christie Trifone-Simon, Associate Director

Upcoming Events

Snowshoe Hike & Cross Country Ski at Wapello

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Explore the trails of Wapello by snowshoe or ski and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with the Friends of Wapello. With a nice layer of snow, wildlife tracks can be seen and traced around their habitat. The Friends of Wapello is a volunteer, civic organization created to promote, develop, and interpret the natural and archaeological […] Read More

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Woodcock Walk at Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary

March 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Woodcocks, also known as timberdoodles, are one of nature’s earliest signs of spring. Learn how the woodcock dances in the sky and on the ground to attract a mate. The Valley of Eden short grassland habitat is thriving with wildlife of all kinds and we invite you to join us in viewing the sunset showing […] Read More

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Wanted: Volunteer Bluebird Monitors

April 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Details to come!

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iNaturalist Workshop

May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how the popular nature app, iNaturalist, can help you learn about nature. By recording your nature observations on iNat, you’re creating research quality data for scientists to use around the world. This online community will help you identify and understand the environment around you. Check it out at https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/about. We will start indoors in […] Read More

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