Pecatonica Wetlands ceremony June 13

Pecatonica Wetlands ceremony June 13


The Pecatonica Wetlands restoration will be celebrated in a special ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, June 13, at the Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve. The project is a collaboration of the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District, Ducks Unlimited and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The ceremony will celebrate the restoration of 293 acres of wetlands and prairie.

The Pecatonica Wetlands Restoration Project restored approximately 123 acres of wetlands and 170 acres of native prairie, benefiting waterfowl, other wildlife and people. The project was designed and delivered by the Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, in cooperation with the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District. Other contributing partners include The Bruning Foundation, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources C-2000 Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the following DU supporters: Brian Anderson, Mario & Mary Bortoli, Ray & Joanie Brandt, Mike Brown, Jack & Kathy Carroll, William E. Dean, Eugene Engrav, Mike Flaningan, Gaffney Bolt Co., Mayo “Hook” Larson, Quality Metal Finishing Co., John Taylor, Mark Shiels and Robert H. Torstenson Charitable Trust.

The dedication will be at the Arrowhead Shelterhouse in the Pecatonica Wetland Forest Preserve. The Shelterhouse can be reached by traveling approximately one mile north of Pecatonica on Pecatonica Road, turn due west onto Blair Road, and go approximately one mile. Turn right onto Best Road and proceed north one-quarter mile to the shelterhouse. Signs will be posted at the intersections.

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