CARING FOR ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVES

Illinois is home to many important lands, waters, and wildlife that have been protected as nature preserves. But these places desperately need the help that comes only from a dedicated community of volunteer stewards.

These places need you.

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Latest News from Friends

Save the Date: Heron Pond’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on April 9, 2022

We welcome you to celebrate 50 years of permanent protection for Heron Pond and its upland counterpart, Wildcat Bluff, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Event highlights include informational talks by pivotal figures in the acquisition, protection, and early management of this unique site; a juried art exhibit; and field tours of Heron Pond and Wildcat Bluff. Please join us for this celebration of our irreplaceable natural heritage!

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