Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest

TWI’s 2018 annual report

From Our Watershed to Yours

Dive into our new annual report to find out what’s happening with our restoration projects and why it’s a “watershed moment” for the organization, literally and figuratively! We’re really grateful for the generosity of our individual donors and institutional funders who make all this work possible.


Moonlit mini-Blitz

Saturday, September 7, at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge

At our 2018 BioBlitz, participants came out in droves to help experts survey for owls, bats, snakes, frogs, and nocturnal insects at the Dixon Refuge. For this special-edition Mini-Blitz, we’re scheduling only twilight and nighttime species surveys to give people another chance to experience the Refuge after dark.

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Climb the observation tower, hike the trail system, enjoy excellent birdwatching, or during the summer paddle and fish on the lakes.

Location & Visiting the Dixon Refuge


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

Location & Visiting Midewin