Hennepin-Hopper Lakes nature area
Also known as: The Wetlands Initiative siteRestored wetlands adjacent to Illinois River, south of Hennepin, IL
local newspaper article May 12, 2012
News Tribune, La Salle, IL
+41.20583, -89.3355641°12'21" N, 89°20'08" W
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.
- July 11, 2015: Added by GS