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Pollinator Garden at Johnsburg High School

Pollinator Garden at Johnsburg High School

Friends of Hackmatack NWR recently received a Stewardship Challenge Grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF).  In a March 2022 update, we were happy to report that the Challenge was successfully completed. We reached our...

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The Nature of Hackmatack Art Show

The Nature of Hackmatack Art Show

The Nature of Hackmatack Art Show was put on as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Refuge. The show was on display at The Dole in Crystal Lake, Illinois, from Thursday, November 3 until Thursday, November 17, 2022. It featured over 80...

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Art Show People’s Choice Winners

Art Show People’s Choice Winners

 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS: ADULT ARTIST: $100 Award Elizabeth Higdon, "Ripples" STUDENT ARTIST: $50 Award Avery Becker, "Summer Sunset Flowers" Congratulations to our winners and to all of the artists who participated. We had an exceptional...

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Join our 2nd Annual Walk for the Wild 5K walk!

Join our 2nd Annual Walk for the Wild 5K walk!

Saturday, October 15, 2022 9-11 AM On the Prairie Trail, Richmond, IL We invite you to join us for a 5K walk on the Prairie Trail on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 am – 11 am. We’ll meet up in the north parking lot at Richmond Burton Community High...

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Fall Gathering with Special Guest Chad Pregracke

Fall Gathering with Special Guest Chad Pregracke

Tues., Sept. 13, 2022
Time: 6:30- 8:00 PM
George Williams College of Aurora University
350 Constance Blvd., Williams Bay, WI 53191
Are you ready to be inspired? Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, is living proof that one person can make a difference. Join us for a special Fall Gathering . . .

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Pollinator Safari, Free Family Event

Pollinator Safari, Free Family Event

Due to Rain, event is rescheduled to Sun., June 26, 2022, 1-4 PM
Boloria Meadows NP
7219 Millburne Court, Bull Valley, IL 60050
Rain Date: June 26
Hikes, crafts, exhibits, photos opps and more on this family-friendly afternoon . . .

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Call for Artists! The Nature of Hackmatack NWR Art Show

Call for Artists! The Nature of Hackmatack NWR Art Show

Date Extended: Accepting Submissions until noon, Oct. 17, 2022
Artist from ages 4 – adult are welcome to create artwork that reflects the NATURE of our area. All media are accepted, including written work and poetry. The show will be on display at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, IL.

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World Migratory Bird Day At Turner Tract

World Migratory Bird Day At Turner Tract

Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:00 am -10:00 am  Learn all about birds at this free event. During this 2-hour event, adults and children can take a guided bird walk through the site's woods and prairie. Fun activities to learn about how birds make use of...

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World Migratory Bird Day at Glacial Park

World Migratory Bird Day at Glacial Park

Saturday, April 30, 2022 8:00 am -Noon Learn all about birds at this special event. Activity Stations and Bird Passports will be available between 8:00 a.m.and 12:00 p.m. at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park. Get your passport stamped as...

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Sneak Peak: Celebrating 10 Years of Hackmatack NWR

Sneak Peak: Celebrating 10 Years of Hackmatack NWR

Mark your calendars for the 10-Year Hackmatack NWR Annual Meeting Celebration! November 8, 2022 Gala Members Celebration & Art Show Dole Mansion/Lakeside Center Crystal Lake, IL We want your art! Bookmark The Nature of Hackmatack to view the...

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Celebrate Eagles Along the Fox River

Celebrate Eagles Along the Fox River

Saturday, January 22, 2022 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM McHenry Dam Algonquin Dam Carpenter Dam Get Directions Winter is a perfect time to see eagles in the wild as they congregate to feed near the open waters at dams along the Fox River. The In Search of...

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