Events, News & Activities
A Good Turnout for World Migratory Bird Day
A group of visitors gathered early on Sunday, May 7, under the pavilion at Four Seasons Nature Preserve in Lake Geneva. Some arrived by 8 AM, but Wildlife Service Biologist Sarah Inyoue was there by 6:30 to set up the mist nets that would gently...
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services Looking for Visitor Services Intern
Mano Project InternshipDeadline: April 21, 2023Position: Visitor Services/Biological InternDuration:3-month internship (12 weeks); Start date flexible (as early as May 1, 2023)Location: Hackmatack National Wildlife RefugeYou can make a difference...
Friends of Hackmatack NWR was pleased to be invited to speak at the Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee’s 29th Natural Landscape Seminar in February.
Friends of Hackmatack NWR Spring Gathering: We’re Going Batty
March 14, 2023
Open to the Public
Cranes! A Presentation for World Migratory Bird Day
May 7, 2023
10 AM – 11 AM
Glacial Park Lost Valley Visitor Center
Route 31 & Harts Road, Ringwood IL
World Migratory Bird Day 2023
Sunday, April 30 , 2023
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Volo Bog, Ingleside, IL
Sunday, May 7, 2023
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Glacial Park, Ringwood, IL
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...
In Search of Eagles 2023
Saturday, January 21, 8-10 a.m.
McHenry Dam, Algonquin Dam, Carpentersville Dam, Lake Geneva
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...
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...
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...
Monarchs & Music: The Monarch Mania Fun Fair 2022
Sun., August 14, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Crystal Lake Main Beach
300 Lakeshore Dr., Crystal Lake, IL
Migrate to the beach for the afternoon to enjoy this Free Event, and learn all about Monarchs.
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 . . .
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 . . .
Friends of Hackmatack NWR Summer Gathering
Tue., June 14, 2022
Small Waters Education NFP
15820 IL-173, Harvard, IL
We are extending an invitation to join us for our Summer Gathering. Meet at Small Waters at 6:30 for hot dogs on the grill and cold sodas!
We’re excited to share info on a new 80+ acre property . . .
Friends of Hackmatack NWR
P.O. Box 413
Richmond, IL 60071
Call 262-448-3558 to listen for the latest updates on upcoming activities. If you need to reach us, please leave a message and we will return your call.
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