Conservation Guardians of Northwest Illinois
Lead articles from The Guardian Messenger, our quarterly newsletter, free to all JDCF and Guardian members each March, June, September, and December.
The lead Field Notes article from the spring 2013 letter features Barbara Baird's photography of monk parakeets.
"Camp Casper," an extraordinary experience in July 2012 for the 40-some children who attended each day.
"Murder of Crows," a Guardian educational program first offered to Galena school children in February 2012, in conjunction with the Galena Arts & Recreation Center.
The Guardians recently partnered with the Apple River Fort to provide 5th and 6th graders a full range of educational activities.
— Photo by Polly Brill
The Conservation Guardians offer programs that appeal to ecological and environmental issues — and to people. It's easy to join them at a lecture or workshop. Or on a field trip to a forest, wetland, or prairie.
The Guardians present the natural history of northwest Illinois in ways which all members can appreciate. Anyone can become a Guardian. All activities are open to the public.
The Conservation Guardians of Northwest Illinois is a division of Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, a non-profit, 501-3c charitable and educational organization.