Conservation Club

Join the Club!

The Conservation Club that is!  JDCF members from all walks of life are passionate about the land they love.  Some have trekked that extra mile to translate that passion into a very generous gift of $1,000.00 and above to the Foundation in a single year.  These larger gifts not only help to protect critical lands for future generations, they also provide nature-related education to our youth and local communities, connecting people of all ages to the precious naturaland cultural resources found in our county.  To recognize these individuals, JDCF has created the Conservation Club.  Members of the club will enjoy the following rewards:

His and/or her fleece jacket(s) highlighting participation in the Conservation Club with a special JDCF logo. If you are one of our many horse enthusiast members, you have the option of a monogrammed saddle pad.




Invitation to a special event centered around our education theme of the year.

Recognition of your status in our quarterly newsletter and in our annual report.

The opportunity to tell your story in our newsletter, Land Matters.

 

Join the Conservation Club through Monthly Giving!

Perhaps you would consider making a sustainable contribution to JDCF through our monthly giving program? It’s a budget-friendly, simple way to join our Conservation Club for $84.00 a month.  There are no checks to write, no envelopes to mail, no paper to waste—and your dollars help JDCF’s work all year-long.

For more information about this program, please call Christie Trifone-Simon at 815.858.9100.

Upcoming Events

Critters of the Night

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join JDCF on Saturday, October 2oth at 10:00 AM to learn about some of our nocturnal friends, owls and bats. This program, geared towards a middle school grade level, introduces the life cycle of the owl and its food and habitat. It also identifies the characteristics that make the owl a perfect predator and member […] Read More

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Keynote Address: Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac & Fox Nation

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

To kick off JDCF’s Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium, Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation, will give a keynote speech on Friday evening at 7:00 PM at the Hanover Township Park District Building, 500 Fillmore Street, Hanover, IL.  There is a $10.00/person entrance fee for non-JDCF members.

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Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

JDCF’s Wapello Reserve has many stories to tell about the native people who once inhabited the Mississippi River Driftless area. Exploration of Wapello’s broad terraces show that Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, and Euro-American peoples used the land along the Apple River over many millennia. These occupations left a rich record of artifacts, hearths, storage pits, […] Read More

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Potluck & Program – Citizen Science, Modern Technology & the Conservation of Nature

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Charlie Blake, PhD biologist, will present on Citizen Science, Modern Technology and the Conservation of Nature. Charlie directs RiverWatch, an Illinois statewide citizen science program which monitors stream health. She will be giving an overview of popular phone apps including eBird and iNaturalist and web sites like FieldScope, which allow for far more accurate gathering […] Read More

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