JDCF Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award

Named in honor of long-time board member, past Board President, and over-all JDCF supporter, Nancy Winter, the Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award will be given annually by JDCF to an individual, organization, governmental entity, educational institution, or business that has completed significant work in stewardship of natural areas, restoration of natural areas, or the protection and understanding of natural habitats and/or cultural heritage sites.

Nominees for the Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award must have demonstrated creativity and/or leadership in the preservation, restoration, or stewardship of natural areas, Native American cultural resources, or have a strong history of promoting an understanding of the natural world in our region. Nominees may have also shown financial leadership that supports land conservation. Priority will be given to nominees with distinguished lifetime accomplishments and impact made in the service area of the Foundation.  JDCF’s Executive Committee will seek nominees annually beginning in late November, 2016, and use the above criteria to make its selection.  For more information, email info@nulljdcf.org.

Upcoming Events

Experience Gateway Park – A Walking Tour

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Galena Gateway Park

Join JDCF and Field Museum staff for a guided tour of Gateway Park.  The walk will take place on mowed trails over rolling terrain.  We will meet in the parking lot off of Powderhouse Hill Rd at 1:00 PM.  The event is free and RSVP’s are not required.

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Potluck & Program, “Pests to Protein: Insects & Our Food”

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Woodbine Bend Golf Course

Going back to the plagues of ancient times, insects have threatened our food.  In today’s gardens and fields, the state-of-the-art method of control is called Integrated Pest Management.  Which bugs are really a threat?  And when and how should we control them?  Our experts will tell you. …  And what about the food value of […] Read More

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Creatures of the Night – Owls & Bats

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belden School, GTA

Bring the family and explore the nocturnal lives of 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 of the raptor family.  Participants will also get […] Read More

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Owl Prowl at Casper Bluff

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve

We will begin the event by examining the contents of owl pellets to see what these nocturnal birds of prey eat.  This will be followed by a night hike through Casper Bluff to identify different owls by their calls.  The family-friendly event is free to the public and RSVP’s are not required.

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