Dixon Waterfowl Refuge Expanding

Image courtesy of The Wetlands Iniative
The Wetlands Initiative is acquiring a new parcel along the southeastern border of its Dixon Waterfowl Refuge near Hennepin.

The new tract has a wooded ravine and intermittent stream and will increase the refuge to more than 3,000 acres. The tract will be restored to upland habitat including globally-rare sand oak savanna and sand prairie. It also will improve the health of the adjacent Dore Seep, a unique wetland habitat.

The acquisition was funded by Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, Grand Victoria Foundation, The Conservation Fund and Oberweiler Foundation.

Source: News Tribune