Recorded Webinar: The Historic & Conservation Perspectives of the Dvorak Addition to Apple River Canyon

This spring, JDCF completed our largest land acquisition to date – the 334-acre Dick Dvorak Addition to Apple River Canyon. To highlight this important acquisition, we hosted a live webinar last week. Dr. Daryl Watson, historian, educator, and former Executive Director of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum provided historical perspective. For conservation perspective, we heard from George Bellovics, Landscape Architect for the northwestern region of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). We hope you enjoy the presentation!

Upcoming Events

All Things Butterfly ~ A Facebook Live Event

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

JDCF will be on location at the Wapello Land and Reserve for a program all about butterflies.  We will be joined by a butterfly expert who will discuss the life cycle, migration patterns, and importance of these insects, specifically the painted lady.  Our Facebook Live series is sponsored by the Apple River State Bank/First Community […] Read More

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Facebook Live with Dubuque County Conservation

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We will be traveling across the river for a Facebook Live broadcast with special guest Kaytlan Moeller of Dubuque County Conservation to learn about the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in and around the Dubuque, IA area.  We thank the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena for sponsoring our Facebook Live series.

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Fireside Storytelling at Wapello

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bring a lawn chair and join the JDCF’s volunteer group, the Friends of Wapello, by a fire for storytelling.  Stories can teach lessons and make people laugh. Native Americans that once inhabited Wapello passed on their knowledge to the next generation through story telling. Come listen, learn, and share a laugh.  You can even bring […] Read More

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