Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge works with a variety of organizations to protect and restore the Cache River Wetlands.
The 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 works with a variety of partners to protect and restore the Cache River Wetlands. Partners include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon organizations, and other non-for-profit groups in addition a host of colleges and universities.
Individuals can get involved with the Refuge and restoration of the Cache River Wetlands 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.
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A migratory bird, breeds and nests throughout in tree cavities over water and eat insects. Prothonotary warblers are a good indicator of healthy bottomland forests and the success of restoration efforts in the Cache River Watershed.
Photo by Stoil Ivanov.