Category Archives: restoration

Prairie Restoration at Glacial Park

Glacial Park, McHenry County Illinois Prairie restoration, in particular, and conservation, in general, are the primary missions of the McHenry County (Illinois) Conservation District, near Richmond Illinois, southwest of Chicago.  The District (MCCD) owns or manages 24,383 acres throughout McHenry … Continue reading

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Historic Curtis Prairie Film Footage

Rare, historic film footage from the very earliest days of planting Curtis Prairie, the world’s first restored prairie, comes to us via Diane Garey of Florentine Films and Holt Productions. This short video clip from the longer Florentine Films production, … Continue reading

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Wetland restoration in Stevens Point to fight floods | Wausau Daily Herald |

Suddenly, this past week the Mississippi River  is in the news because of the flood waters surging towards New Orleans.  The US Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway on Saturday, a decision that sent flood waters into prime farm land … Continue reading

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SW Bike Path Volunteer Work Party

Glenway/Bike Path Prairie Work Party on Saturday May 21. A note from Sandy Stark, chair DMNA bike path committee “Hello All, Just a friendly reminder that we’re still scheduled for our first 3rd Saturday-of-the- month volunteer event at the intersection … Continue reading

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Lake Researchers Discover Early Signs of Lake Ecosystem Collapse

Don’t worry, it’s not Lake Wingra, yet. Although Lake Wingra is in trouble, it’s not beyond the point of no return. And more good news is that the findings by a collaborative group of universities,  including University of Wisconsin-Madison  limnologist … Continue reading

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