The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and protection of our natural and cultural resources on our lands and in the local communities in places where interest exists.

The Friends of the Kankakee work with and support individuals and groups, public and private, who share a vision for the Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area. The Friends have been acquiring land since 2005, with the intention of donating it to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They are key partners in protecting and restoring this special area.

See the Friends of the Kankakee website for more information.