Events, News & Activities
Saturday, January 21, 8-10 a.m.
McHenry Dam, Algonquin Dam, Carpentersville Dam, Lake Geneva
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
Tue., Nov. 8, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
401 Country Club Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL
Friends, mark your calendars! Preparation is underway for an amazing 10-year celebration of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.
Our event will be held at The Dole in Crystal Lake . . .
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Saturday, February 26: Note date change 2 Showings: 11 AM & 1:30 PM Prairieview Education Center 2112 Behan Rd. Crystal Lake, IL See eagles in person at this indoor event hosted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and McHenry County...
Friends of Hackmatack NWR
P.O. Box 413
Richmond, IL 60071
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