June 5, 2016
Registration Now Open!
Participation in the Pedal-Paddle-Saddle Through
on June 5th will help support these projects:
Restore Gravel Hill
Prairie Species to the "New" Kame North of Lost
Valley Visitor Center The goal is
to recreate the native plant community that once
existed on the kame.
Enclosure Building a secure outdoor
enclosure for the IL endangered hatchling
Blanding's turtles housed at the District would
allow them to experience the natural conditions
of sunlight, temperature, rainfall, water
quality, etc. and ease their transition from a
captive to wild environment.
Short-eared Owl Aviary
The District's permanent short-eared owl
resident is an integral part of the education
program and is seen by thousands of people each
year. Currently she is housed in a small cage
used for rehabilitation and needs a larger cage.