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Collected by: Wilmington Public Library District

Archived since: Jan, 2022

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National Parks, and wildlife areas near Wilmington, IL

Subject:   Science & Health Government Society & Culture National parks

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URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joliet_Army_Ammunition_Plant/

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Title: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - Openlands

URL: https://openlands.org/where-we-work/midewin-national-tallgrass-prairie/

Description: Founded in 1963, Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich our lives. Since our founding in 1963 as a program of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, Openlands has been at the forefront of the urban conservation movement. As one of the first organizations in the United States to address environmental issues within a metropolitan region, we have focused on people as much as nature. Over 50 years later, Openlands remains committed to urban conservation in the greater Chicago region. Openlands’ emphasis on people, places, and policy is the framework and driving factor of the organization.

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Subject:   Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Title: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie | Enjoy Illinois

URL: https://www.enjoyillinois.com/explore/listing/midewin-national-tallgrass-prairie/

Description: Jumping off point to delights of Midewin. Website includes links to plan your visit, as well as a myriad of specific options (Explore Outdoors, Discover Local). Further down specific activities can be selected to direct you to interests (Family Fun, Architecture, Offbeat Illinois, Illinois Made). If you've had a good time, the site encourages you to post photos (#Chicago, #TasteIllinois, #Shopping, etc.).

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Subject:   Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie; sites of interest and things to do in Illinois

Title: Facebook page for Midewin; Login (FB) required

URL: https://www.facebook.com/Midewin

Description: The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is a tallgrass prairie reserve and United States National Grassland operated by the United States Forest Service. The first national tallgrass prairie ever designated in the U.S. and the largest conservation site in the Chicago Wilderness region, it is located on the site of the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant between the towns of Elwood, Manhattan and Wilmington in northeastern Illinois.EcologyThe tallgrass prairie reserve is in the central forest-grasslands transition ecoregion of the temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands biome.Midewin remains the only federal tallgrass prairie preserve east of the Mississippi River, where surviving areas of that habitat are extremely rare. With the adjacent Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area and a number of other state and county protected areas in the immediate area, Midewin forms the heart of a conservation macrosite totaling more than 40,000 acres of protected land

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Subject:   Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie; Wildlife Sanctuary; Landmark and Historical Place

URL: https://www.fs.usda.gov/midewin/

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Title: Restoring A Lost Landscape at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - National Forest Foundation

URL: https://www.nationalforests.org/who-we-are/midewin/

Description: Restoring A Lost Landscape at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Working together with a wide range of partners, the NFF is bringing back native tallgrass prairie to Illinois. Midewin offers a plethora of opportunities to get outside. Although the Welcome Center is closed, Midewin’s 34 miles of trails and other outdoor opportunities have remained open to visitors throughout the pandemic.

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Subject:   National Forest, Tallgrass Prairie, preservation, conservation

Title: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

URL: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/midewin-national-tallgrass-prairie/

Description: The Nature Conservancy administers the award-winning volunteer program at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. they have surveyed deer, monitored birds, conducted tours and disseminated information. Midewin includes many endangered plants, hundreds of bird species, as well as American Bison. Activities offered at Midewin include hiking, biking, horseback riding, dog walking, hunting, picnicking, bird watching and taking tours.

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Subject:   Midewin Tallgrass Prairie; things to do and see.

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