Friends of the Kankakee Work Day!

Help us clean up several lots that will one day be part of the Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area!

September 26th at 10 am, rain or shine.

The Friends of the Kankakee are hosting a workday to clean up our Willow Estates properties with a burned down house on it. There has been a lot of dumping on the site as well.

Most of the work will be picking up debris and dumping the trash in a dumpster and piling up recyclable metal.

The workday will be near the intersection of Deer Lane and Pike Rd., just west of State Line Road in the northeastern corner of Iroquois County. Access Willow Estates from State Line Road.

Dress appropriately for the weather and the work. Work gloves and long pants are recommended. Please bring garden rakes and flat shovels if you have them.

Please wear face masks and we will adhere to the Governor’s recommendations for social distancing as much as we can.

The FOK will provide water and snacks. Please bring your own lunch if needed and share this message with your like-minded friends.

For more information contact


Marianne Hahn, President

Jim Sweeney, Secretary


The mission of the Friends of the Kankakee is to support the US Fish and Wildlife Service in its goals to preserve the biological and cultural diversity of the Kankakee River Basin through the establishment of the Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area. We will work with individuals and groups, public and private, who promote our mission.