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Beekeeping Workshop

  April’s topic will be (Feeding bees and preparing for splitting and re-queening over-wintered colonies. First
mite treatment begins)

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Hunter Education Class

Illinois Department of Natural Resources required class covers ethics, firearms and archery. Please note that these classes fill up fast. Participants must attend both days and be able to pass the final written test.

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Board Positions Available for Election

At their regular meeting on October 19, 2020, the Byron Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners accepted the resignation of Board President Trevor Hogan.  Hogan has been a Commissioner since 2011, serving as President for many of those years.  He has decided to move on in other endeavors with the Byron Forest Preserve.  The Board of Commissioners and staff are very grateful for his service to the District and the community.

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Bald Hill

BFPD receives $837,600 Grant to Expand Bald Hill Preserve

The Byron Forest Preserve District announced that they have more than doubled the size of their popular Bald Hill Prairie Preserve thanks to an $837,600 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.  The original 160 acre Bald Hill Prairie Preserve located at 5502 North Silver Creek Road in Mt. Morris was acquired in November 2017 with the support of another $434,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to protect the rare gravel hill prairie ecosystem.

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