Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest.
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.
twi's 2nd farm-based wetland
Another step toward improving water quality in Illinois
This past summer, 12 organizations came together in the name of water quality during construction of the second farm-based wetland in Bureau County. As part of TWI's “Growing Wetlands for Clean Water” project, the Illinois chapter of the Land Improvement Contractors of America (ILICA) built the 4.8-acre wetland designed for nutrient removal on Bonucci Farms.
VISIT THE DIXON WATERFOWL REFUGE
Climb the observation tower, hike a boardwalk trail, paddle through a marsh, or enjoy excellent birdwatching.
Many parts of Midewin are open to the public for hiking, birdwatching, bison viewing, and other activities.