Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

Monarch Migration

Saturday, September 21, 10am–3pm
Location: Cache River Wetlands Center
The orange and black monarch butterfly migrates up to 2500 miles from various North American sites to central Mexico for the winter. Monarch Watch has been tagging and monitoring migrating monarchs since 1992. Join us to learn about the monarch’s life habits and their journey to Mexico and [...]

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Cache River Days–Ullin

Saturday, September 7—All Day
Location: City Park in Ullin, Illinois
Don’t miss the 19th Annual Cache River Days in Ullin! Food, music, exhibits, and family activities are just part of the fun. Enjoy guided canoe tours through the Cache River Wetlands; resource staff will provide an intimate look at ancient bald cypress trees while experiencing the sights [...]

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Cache River Nature Fest

Saturday, May 11, 8am-4pm Location: Cache River Wetlands Center
Join us for the 12th year of Cache River Nature Fest, an event that highlights the rich diversity of habitats and wildlife in the Cache River Watershed! Guided canoe tours, bike trips, hikes, and special presentations will be scheduled throughout the day and will feature live animal [...]

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Christmas Bird Count

[ December 17, 2012; ] Monday, December 17, 6 a.m. to Sunset

Join us for a holiday tradition! The Christmas Bird Count is an all-day census of early winter  bird populations. This conservation effort has been conducted throughout the entire country during mid-December for more than 100 years. The information gathered has resulted in the longest running database in ornithology. The [...]

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April Board Meeting

[ April 3, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Friends of the Cache River Watershed
Board of Directors Meeting
April 3, 2012 6 p.m.
602 N 1st, Vienna, IL

The board will be discussing volunteer needs for Section 8 Boardwalk Dedication on May 11th and Nature Fest on May 12th.

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Cache River Nature Fest – 2012

[ May 12, 2012; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us for the 11th year of Cache River Nature Fest, an event that highlights the rich diversity of habitats and wildlife in the Cache River Watershed! Guided canoe tours, bike trips, hikes, and special presentations will be scheduled throughout the day and will feature live animal demonstrations, [...]

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Frog & Toad Call Survey

[ January 28, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Four times between February and June, volunteers gear up with thermometers, clipboards, and data sheets to venture out into the evening to conduct frog and toad audible surveys in the Cache River watershed. Volunteers who want to take part in this state wide monitoring program can join us at this orientation on January 28th from 1 pm to 3 pm to learn more about the population trends of Illinois’ frogs & toads. For more information, call the Cache River Wetlands Center at (618) 657-2064. Continue reading

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See you at the Swamp! During Cache River Days!

Don’t miss the 17th Annual Cache River Days in Ullin, Illinois. The event will take place September 10-11, 2011. The weekend event includes food, music, exhibits, and a variety of family activities including guided canoe tours and bike rides through the Cache River Wetlands. Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed to Staff Upcoming Events

[ September 10, 2011; September 24, 2011; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. September 25, 2011; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Friends of the Cache River Watershed seek volunteers to help us in our tent at Hunting and Fishing Days on Saturday and Sunday, September 24,25, at John A Logan College. Continue reading

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Thank You Volunteers

Dear Cache River Nature Fest Volunteer,

On behalf of the Friends of the Cache River Watershed and the Cache River Joint Venture Partnership, thank you for your recent contributions of time and efforts to the 2011 Cache River Nature Fest. Continue reading

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