Category: Conservation Issues

Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days, Day One

My voice is shot, my legs are killing me from standing all day and I’m having a great time manning the booth for Heartland Outdoors Magazine at the Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days. If you read this in time tonight, have been sitting on the fence on whether to go, just do it. It’s... Read more »

Aftermath of "That Bitch Irene"

Ken Hall over at The View from Fish in a Barrel Pond has shed his Quill Gordon alter ego in order to document the aftermath of as he put it “That Bitch Irene.” His photographer friend, Victor Salvo (there’s a side story there about Vic that you should read), came up to Vermont to photograph/document... Read more »

Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days, September 24 and 25

This coming weekend, September 24 and 25, is the annual Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days at Silver Springs State Park. I’ve been going to this event every year for well over a decade and I highly recommend it. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not all about hunting and fishing. There are plenty... Read more »
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A Walk in the Park a Source of Revenue for the IDNR

My wife and I went for our usual walk around Silver Springs State Park on Sunday. Living only a 5 minute drive away, we find ourselves there 2 to 5 times a week. Sunday the parking lot on the east end was full, we got the last spot. What a change from our weekday walks... Read more »

A Citizen's Guide to Preserving the Fox River

About 5 years ago I walked away from all of the river conservation issues I used to be involved with. I started with the Salt Creek Watershed Network back in the 90s’ since I was living in Elmhurst at the time and not that far from Salt Creek. As the turn of the century approached... Read more »

God and Lawn Care

Another from my friend Tom down in Florida. Sometimes he sends me something good. ____________________________________________ God said: “St. Francis, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect... Read more »
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