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Friends of Cache bannerThe National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and protection of our natural and cultural resources. Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Cache River Wetlands Joint Venture Partnership, a unique public-private partnership between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ducks Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy.

The Joint Venture, formed in 1991, embraces a vision to restore habitats and processes necessary to sustain the plants, animals and natural communities and to protect the overall health of the watershed for people to enjoy. Individuals can get involved with the Cache River Wetlands Partnership by joining the Friends of the Cache River Watershed. This organization is a non-profit citizens group devoted to protection, restoration and enhancement of natural communities on the refuge and within the Cache River Watershed. Friends also promote outreach and environmental education through a variety of special events during the year. Learn more about this special partnership by visiting Friends of Cache online.

Cache River Wetlands Joint Venture

The Nature Conservancy
0139 Rustic Campus Drive
Ullin, IL 62992

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Cache River State Natural Area
930 Sunflower Lane
Belknap, IL 62908

Natural Resources Conservation Service 

Ducks Unlimited 

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2012
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