Pecatonica Woodlands Preserve
Pecatonica Woodlands is wild and natural. Click here to view information on the protected Pecatonica Woodlands.
Kids In Nature
“I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in—and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and depression.
Adapted from Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, 2008 edition, Algonquin Books
Click here to view information on turtle monitoring.
Protecting 70 Acres in Northern Illinois. Click here to view information on Kinnikinnick Fields.
Kishwaukee River Corridor Green Infrastructure Plan
The Kishwaukee River Corridor Green Infrastructure Plan is centered in an area of Winnebago County with significant natural and recreational resources. This area has been identified as a new industrial development corridor, making it an ideal site to incorporate green infrastructure concepts and principles into the development plans. Recognizing this opportunity, the Kishwaukee River Ecosystem Partnership (KREP) sought funding to provide green infrastructure information and technical assistance to the local jurisdictions in the development corridor. Click here to view information on Kishwaukee River Corridor Green Infrastructure Plan and click here to view the Executive Summary.