Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge: A Work in Progress

April 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location To Be Determined
Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge: A Work in Progress @ Location To Be Determined

The Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area was established in 2016 after years of effort, following a land donation by the Friends of the Kankakee. Located 90 minutes south of Chicago, it was created to restore and preserve a unique ecosystem that spans rare remnant oak savanna, native prairie, natural intact wetlands and floodplain forest, including a remnant of the Grand Kankakee Marsh once known as the Everglades of the North. Today the refuge is still just 66 acres and in the early stages of development with much work to be done to protect and expand the habitat. Refuge manager Todd Boonstra will share the background, current status, and the area’s importance for wildlife including migrating and nesting birds.


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