Peoria Audubon Meetings
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge
Wed., Dec. 11,
Park Nature Center
Join us, on Dec. 11 as Bob Barry, Refuge Manager with the
NWR will be presenting an overview of the scope of the US
Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge System in our region and in
particular, the goals of drawdown scheduling at Chautauqua.
American White Pelican over
There are many challenges that USFWS face in the management of a
refuge system. Chief among these is the ability of manipulating
water levels to allow for the exposure of mudflats, and the
growth of vegetation so migratory waterfowl have ample food
All of this is contingent on the cooperation of the Illinois
River, which can be a challenging master. Join us as we hear the
story behind Chautauqua.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at Forest Park Nature Center. Everyone
is welcome. And, the meetings are FREE!
Public is Always
free and open to the public
meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at
Nature Center in Peoria Heights.