Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest

 

Milkweed for monarchs

TWI's new milkweed-cultivation project at two sites

With funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, TWI is embarking on a unique two-year project to intensively cultivate a range of rare and common milkweed species at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.

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Is your Farm "Weather-Ready"?

A December 12 workshop for farmers and their advisors

With presentations by Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, TWI's Jill Kostel, and others, this workshop will offer water and soil management information that farmers and their advisors can use to improve the “weather-readiness” of Illinois agriculture. RSVPs appreciated but not required; free lunch buffet included.

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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