Preserving Land — Now & Forever

Friends of the Hanover Land & Archaeological Reserve

This grassroots, civic organization promotes, develops, and interprets the natural and archaeological resources of Wapello Land & Water Reserve, a JDCF-owned property located just south of downtown Hanover, Illinois.

Volunteers at Wapello Land & Water Reserve
Volunteers at Wapello Land & Water Reserve
Volunteers at Wapello Land & Water Reserve

Ambitious Goal:

Transforming this reserve into a public recreation area where visitors can hike through a restored prairie and learn about the Native Americans who once had a village there.

The Friends meet at 6:00 PM the first Tuesday of each month at the Hanover Park District Building. Work days are held each Monday from 8-10 AM at Wapello Land & Water Reserve.

Conservation Guardians of Northwest Illinois

A Division of JDCF

Join the Friends

Trails need to be established, trees and shrubs planted, and fundraising done for signage, benches, and a shelter.

Volunteers are also needed to remove invasive species, conduct prescribed burns, and provide tours of the site.

Once established, the Wapello Land & Water Reserve will provide a unique outdoor recreational experience for young and old, residents and visitors alike — but the group needs additional volunteers to make this happen.

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