News & Activities

You can call (262) 448-3558 and listen for the latest updates on upcoming activities.
Please leave a message if you need to reach us and we will call you back.

News, Events & Activities

Many of our Events are open to the public. We sponsor outdoor walks, festivals, and shows that celebrate nature. We also host events that are held nation-wide and world-wide, such as The Big Sit and World Migratory Bird Day. Select Events, News & Activities from the Categories to the right to view more.

Turner Tract Hike  Monarch Fest  tree-planting

Stewardship Work Days

burning invasive brush

We welcome volunteers to join us on our workdays, where we meet outdoors to improve our natural areas. Work involves things like pulling weeds (invasive garlic mustard), cutting & burning invasive brush, planting native species and more. Select  Stewardship Workdays from the column to the right to view the upcoming Work Days Schedule.


Friends of Hackmatack “Gatherings”

guest speaker at a Friends Gathering
All are invited to join Friends of Hackmatack NWR.  All those registered as a “Friend” are invited to attend our Gatherings. Each Gathering is different, sometimes involving a guest speaker, sometimes going on a hike. See more information by selecting the category Member Gatherings in the right hand column.

 See the Calendar for Gathering and Board Meeting Dates.

Field Notes Blog

pawprints in the snow


Enjoy our “online Hackmatack diary”, and explore what is happening on the Hackmatack Refuge. Fun information, photos, and informational links bring the Refuge to life online. Select  Field Notes Blog from the Categories on the right.



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P.O. Box 413
Richmond, IL 60071


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