Stewardship Work Days

Anyone wishing to participate must RSVP to Stewardship Coordinator Pete Jackson. Pete will send you directions and specific instructions for the day.

Email: Pete Jackson, Stewardship Coordinator
Call with Questions:  224-612-1803

Please note:  Any last minute changes due to weather, etc. will not be posted here.  Make sure that you are on Pete’s phone or email list to get the most up to date changes.


See Checklist & Work Site Notes/Directions below – Hope to see you out there!


Upcoming Work Days:

Sunday, October 8, 2023
9 AM – Noon

Location to be announced.


Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty, and bring your own drinking water.  We’ll provide workgloves, hand tools, safety glasses and a snack.

Be sure to check your email before you head out to make sure the event is on. If there is no email by  8 AM, we are on!

If you are under the age of 18, you will need to bring a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.  This is a different waiver form than the one we have used at other, non-refuge sites, and it is a bit complicated, but as long as we get the signature of a parent or guardian you will be fine.

Work Site Notes & Directions:

Blackmon Tract:

Please DO NOT try to pull in on the West side of Route 12 – there is no on-site parking.

Blackmon Parking

Parking is available directly across from the Blackmon site on the east side of Route 12. Park in the Richmond Village Hall lot, 5601 Hunter Dr. The site’s entrance driveway is located on the west side of Route 12, just west of the McHenry County Conservation District’s Prairie Trail. Take care crossing busy Route 12. The entrance will be marked with a ‘Hackmatack Workday’ sign.



Tryon Grove Tract:
This site is on the north side of Tryon Grove Road, 1.5 miles west of the intersection with Routes 12 and 31.

Tryon Grove site map

7008 E. Tryon Grove Rd.
Richmond, IL  60071
42.447970, -88.332620 

If you are familiar with our Tamarack West site, the Tryon Grove site is across the road and a bit further west (and on the north side of Tryon Grove Road).

The entrance will be marked with a ‘Hackmatack Workday’ sign.

Tamarack West Tract:
tamarack-westThis site is located on the south side of Tryon Grove Road 1.2 miles west of the intersection of Routes 12 and 31 in Richmond, IL. A map to the Tamarack West site from the intersection of Routes 12 and 31 is here: The entrance will be marked with a ‘Hackmatack Workday’ sign.

Turner Tract:map to Turner Tract

This site is located northwest of  Genoa City Wisconsin, 6 minutes from Richmond, IL. 

Follow U.S. Route 12 out of Richmond, and stay west as it turns into Walworth St. (do NOT take the exit to follow Route 12 to Lake Geneva).

Take Walworth St. into Genoa City and turn right (north) on Freeman St.

Follow County Highway H out of Genoa City. After the last houses on the left, watch for the small parking lot with the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge sign.

Google Maps:

 Photo Credit for all maps on this page: Copyright Google Maps

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