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Our 2019 calendar of events is taking shape. We have some exciting new outings planned in addition to our signature events of Camp Casper, Potluck and Program Series, Moonlight Frog Walk, and Meteors on the Mound.  Scroll through and mark your calendars today!

January 2019

Bonfire on the Bluff

Enjoy home made cookies and hot coco around a huge bonfire. Take a hike on candlelit trails with the most beautiful views of the Mississippi. Visit the Thunderbird Effigy Mound and learn about the significance of this landmark.  Free to attend and RSVP’s not required.

February 2019

NW IL Burn Co-op Announces Annual Prescribed Burn Training

Have you ever wanted to learn more about prescribed ecological burning? Do you own wildlife habitat that could benefit from prescribed ecological burning? Have you ever wanted to be part of a prescribed burn crew?

A basic training for prescribed burn team participants will be held in the Galena Territory Association Owners’ Club Lounge focusing on fire behavior, prescribed burn planning, safety, equipment, and execution. This training session is co-sponsored by the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts, and the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Committee. This training is open to people of all skill and experience levels.

The burn team is a cooperative effort designed to help people who want to use prescribed fire to manage prairie, savanna, and woodland habitats. We require individuals, or their representatives, who want their property burned to join the team and participate on at least five (5) burns before a burn on their property can be scheduled. We also welcome volunteers who just want to help manage our region’s beautiful landscapes through prescribed burning. We require all burn team members to attend our burn class or another class deemed equivalent before participating with the burn crew.

For more information, contact:

Emily Lubcke, Galena Territory Association – 815-777-2000 or elubcke@nullthegalenaterritory.com
Frances Rivoire, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation – 815-930-3914 or 1flebr@nullgmail.com
Ed Strenski, Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts – 815-281-1820 or estrenski@nullsbcglobal.net

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