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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I would like to make a few remarks as this is the first meeting I will attend as the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission’s Executive Director. First, I want to publicly thank Dr. Leon Hinz for his leadership during his temporary assignment as Director. Thank you, Leon. Additionally, all INPC staff have stepped up over the…Read on…
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!Read on…