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    Kankakee Sands Natural History Tour

    The Friends of the Kankakee will host a free tour, led by Gus Nyberg, on Tuesday, June 19 from 6-7:30pm.

    Kankakee Sands Natural History Tour

  • Mesic prairie in Indiana. Photo by USFWS.

    Being a good neighbor

    We strive to work closely with local communities to protect wildlife, habitat and people.

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  • Kankakee Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions to explain history, process of establishment, and future intentions of the USFWS and Kankakee NWR&CA.

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    The Monarchs Have Arrived

    The northern states started logging reports of adult monarchs in late May. Watch you milkweeds for caterpillars & report your sightings!

    Report Your Milkweed, Monarch, Egg, and Caterpillar Sightings

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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