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TWI to play key role in seven-year restoration at Midewin

The U.S. Forest Service’s Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is big in every sense of the word. At 20,000 acres, it’s the largest prairie restoration effort east of the Mississippi River, as well as the largest public open space in the Chicago metropolitan region. Starting in 2016, TWI will be part of a major restoration expansion at Midewin that’s bigger than anything ever done there before.

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upcoming events

Farm-based Wetland Construction Expo on August 30

TWI’s second farm-based constructed wetland designed for nutrient removal will be installed between August 29 and September 1 at Bonucci Farms in Princeton, Illinois, with a special Conservation Field Day on Tuesday, August 30. Come hear speakers that day on constructed wetlands, water quality monitoring, pollinator habitat, tillage, and other farm-based conservation practices.

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VISIT THE DIXON WATERFOWL REFUGE

Climb the observation tower, hike a boardwalk trail, paddle through a marsh, or enjoy excellent birdwatching.

Location & Visiting the Dixon Refuge

VISIT MIDEWIN 

Many parts of Midewin are open to the public for hiking, birdwatching, bison viewing, and other activities. 

Location & Visiting Midewin