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DECEMBER 31, 2018

Indiana Kankakee River Basin Commission Director retires after 37 years

DECEMBER 10, 2018

Picking up the mantle for our newest midwest refuges

MAY 27, 2017

View, listen and learn all about spring butterflies and migratory birds while exploring the refuge’s black oak savanna and sand flatwoods. Children six years and up, accompanied by an adult, are welcome.

Meet at 9:00 AM at Refuge sign

17000E and 8000S in Kankakee County, IL.*

For more information, contact: Stephanie Beilke,, 920-366-5825

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JUNE 24, 2017

For 1 day only, we are on a mission to search for and document as many breeding bird species as we can find at Kankakee NWR’s black oak savanna and sand flatwoods! Are you up for the challenge? Join bird experts and/or provide your own expertise as we learn more about this exciting refuge and the birds that inhabit it.

Meet at 7:00 AM at Refuge sign. At 11:30 AM we will meet for lunch at a local establishment in St. Anne. Optional afternoon and evening birding for those interested!

17000E and 8000S in Kankakee County, IL*

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