Friends of the Hanover Land & Archaeological Reserve

small logoThis grassroots, civic organization promotes, develops, and interprets the natural and archaeological resources of Wapello Land & Water Reserve, a JDCF-owned property located just south of downtown Hanover, Illinois. Help is always needed to battle invasive plant species, clear trails, and prepare for events such as the Prairie Fest, which takes place in July.  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Hanover Township Park District.  All are welcome!


Upcoming Events

Film: Flight of the Butterflies

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GTA Owners Club

Each fall, monarch butterflies migrate up to 3000 miles to the overwintering grounds of their ancestors, a place in Mexico they themselves have never know.  This 44-minute feature, which the New York Times called “fascinating,” tells their story along with that of the man who spent 40 years discovering their flight path and secret winter […] Read More

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NW Illinois Cooperative Burn School

March 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
GTA Owners Club

A meeting to organize and train burn team participants for the spring prescribed fire season will be held this year in the Galena Territory Owners’ Club Lounge on Saturday March 19, 2016 at  2000 Territory Drive, Galena, Illinois.  The Northwest Illinois Burn Cooperative is organized to help organizations and people who want to use fire […] Read More

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JDCF Annual Meeting with Guest Dr. Karen Oberhauser

April 2 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Chestnut Mountain Resort

Join us as we kick off our 2016 theme of Insects of the Driftless Area with monarch butterfly expert Dr. Karen Oberhauser beginning at 4:30 PM at Chestnut Mountain Resort.  Dr. Oberhauser is a professor in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology department at the University of Minnesota.  In 2013, she was named a Champion of […] Read More

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Experience Gateway Park – A Walking Tour

April 8 @ 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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