There are many ways to help the Friends of the Kankakee (FOK) in our efforts to protect natural areas within the Kankakee River Basin and support the Kankakee Natural Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area (KNWR&CA).
If you don’t mind clean-up work, we have workdays at the Refuge several times a year. Work may include clearing trash piles, cutting trees, and removing invasive species. We also collect seed and conduct plant and wildlife surveys. Please visit our Facebook page for current activities.
We work at Kolar Savanna just west of Willow Slough State Fish and Wildlife Area. To reach the Refuge from St. Anne, Illinois, drive east on Guertin Street (from the 4-way stop on Route 1), which becomes 7000 South Rd. Proceed on 7000 S Rd. for about 9.5 miles to 17000 East Rd. Turn right and proceed 1.2 miles to the entrance, where you will be directed to parking.
To reach the site from northern Indiana, travel south on U.S. Highway 41, past The Nature Conservancy’s Kankakee Sands property, to the flashing yellow traffic light at Enos, which marks West 100 North Rd. Turn right on West 100 North and take to its end on State Line Rd. Turn right (north) on State Line Rd. and proceed 1.5 miles to 7000 South Rd. Turn left on 7000 South Rd., go 1mile to 17000 East Rd. and turn left. Proceed 1.2 miles to the entrance, where you will be directed to parking.
If you like to help FOK build support for the KNWR&CA, please consider asking your organization to sign our Resolution of Support for the KNWRNCA.
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