The Wetlands Initiative is dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest to improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity, and reduce flood damage.
Fishing to reopen to the public in 2015
TWI is committed to public fishing at our Dixon Waterfowl Refuge starting this year. We’re currently working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources on a starting date ... more.
The Dixon Refuge is expanding!
On December 17, 2014, TWI acquired a new parcel of land that expands the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge to more than 3,000 acres in size and will add even more habitat types to the site ... more.
Tackling a new area of Midewin
Through a major continuing partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF), TWI is restoring a new area of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie where NFF is removing old ammunition bunkers ... more.
UIC students help TWI design wetland
In spring 2014, a team of three engineering students from the University of Illinois at Chicago helped design a farm-based wetland to capture nutrient runoff for TWI’s Big Bureau Creek project ... more.
Join our Women’s Retreat April 25–26
Bring your friends or meet new friends while exploring and birdwatching at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge on TWI’s second annual Women’s Retreat, co-presented by the Illinois Audubon Society ... more.
Visit the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes
Climb the observation tower, hike a boardwalk trail, paddle through a marsh, or enjoy excellent bird-watching at the Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge ... more.
Experience the region’s largest prairie restoration at Midewin
Discover Illinois' original prairie-wetland landscape at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, where waving grasses and wildflowers stretch to the horizon ... more.
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