Hennepin-Hopper Lakes nature area

Also known as: The Wetlands Initiative site
Restored wetlands adjacent to Illinois River, south of Hennepin, IL

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Hennepin-Hopper Lakes

local newspaper article May 12, 2012

News Tribune, La Salle, IL

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Description 

wetlands area, forests. "Seep habitat" with seeps, springs and fens. Some of the seep area is listed as an Illinois State Nature Preserve. Boardwalk, hiking trails, fishing boat launch area. Area was farmland previously protected/drained by dikes and pump stations. The Wetlands Initiative acquired it and restored it to wetlands area.

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2015: Added by GS

Sources 

  • GS