LEWISTOWN, IL – The Emiquon Partnership-Dickson Mounds Museum, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge are hosting “Nature Trek: A Glacial Perspective” on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Representatives from each organization will present information on how glaciers from the last Ice Age formed the present-day Illinois River Valley.
Participants should meet at The Nature Conservancy’s office, 11304 N. Prairie Road, Lewistown to begin this hike-and-talk program through the TNC Emiquon Preserve. A brief tour of TNC’s new LEED certified office building will be included in the morning’s activities. Light refreshments will be served. Appropriate outdoor attire and sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Participants should provide their own drinks and snacks and be able to hike comfortably with an elevation gain and across uneven terrain for several miles. Registration is not required. There is no fee to participate in this program; however, donations are appreciated.
The Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175. Also visit us on Facebook at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds or online at the Dickson Mounds link on the Illinois State Museum website at www.illinoisstatemuseum.org.