May 3, 2017 – 4:30 pm
The BCCD Board of Trustees is holding a special board meeting to hear a presentation from Jack Pease regarding his request to annex a 38-acre property, and seeks a special-use permit from the City of Belvidere to conduct a mining operation for sand & gravel aggregate; run a concrete recycling operation, operate a concrete batch plant, and possibly operate an asphalt batch plant. This property and the proposed special use activities border the south property line of the Ipsen Road Conservation Area.
Gustafson Nature Center, 603 North Appleton Rd., Belvidere, IL
Seed Savers and Baker Creek heirloom seeds are available for purchase at the Boone County Conservation District. Save the cost of shipping and buy your seeds at the Roger D Gustafson Nature Center.
Proceeds from the seed sales benefit the Heirloom Garden Program.
Registration is closed for 2017.
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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is hosting a Hunter Safety Course on Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7 at Boone Lake in Poplar Grove, IL. The class is free but you must pre-register by calling 815-547-7935. You must attend both days and any students under 10 years of age must be accompanied by someone over 16. This is a traditional class which means attendance at both classes is mandatory. This is not a field day.
Attention Bow Hunters!
Qualifying for the BCCD Archery Hunt will be held on:
Saturday, May 6th — 8 am to 12 noon
Tuesday, May 9th — 8 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday, May 11th — 12 noon to 7 pm
No make up or additional dates will be scheduled.
Kishwaukee Valley Conservation Area, 9416 US Rt. 20, Garden Prairie, IL
Hunting has concluded for the season at Distillery, Ipsen Road, Newburg Village, Lib and Beaver Bluffs
Kinnikinnick, Piscasaw Fen, Sewell and Kishwaukee Valley:
Beginning November 15th, these areas will be seasonally closed to the general public and will re-open in the spring. Hunting has concluded for the season.