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  • McHenry County Conservation District's Ed Collins looks over part of Glacial Park.

       McHenry County Conservation District's Ed Collins looks over part of Glacial Park.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • McHenry County Conservation District Natural Resource Manager Ed Collins makes his way back to his truck during a tour of Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County Friday.

       McHenry County Conservation District Natural Resource Manager Ed Collins makes his way back to his truck during a tour of Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County Friday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • McHenry County Conservation District Natural Resource Manager Ed Collins explains how some of these native areas on the new property have never been touched or farmed.

       McHenry County Conservation District Natural Resource Manager Ed Collins explains how some of these native areas on the new property have never been touched or farmed.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Lenore Beyer-Clow, policy director of Open Lands, looks over one of the maps with the new boundaries during a tour of Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County Friday.

       Lenore Beyer-Clow, policy director of Open Lands, looks over one of the maps with the new boundaries during a tour of Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County Friday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • A bird of prey makes a pass over one of the prairies at the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.

       A bird of prey makes a pass over one of the prairies at the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • McHenry County Conservation District Natural Resource Manager Ed Collins steps gingerly through some of the newly acquired property.

       McHenry County Conservation District Natural Resource Manager Ed Collins steps gingerly through some of the newly acquired property.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Glacial Park in McHenry County.

       Glacial Park in McHenry County.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Water fowl sit on a frozen pond at the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.

       Water fowl sit on a frozen pond at the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Plenty of open land at the Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.

       Plenty of open land at the Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Glacial Park in McHenry County.

       Glacial Park in McHenry County.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • The winter sun sits low in the sky at the Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.

       The winter sun sits low in the sky at the Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Plenty of open land can be viewed by looking north from the visitor center.

       Plenty of open land can be viewed by looking north from the visitor center.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Animal tracks on some of the new property at the Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.

       Animal tracks on some of the new property at the Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Lenore Beyer-Clow makes her way to some of the new property during a tour of Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.

       Lenore Beyer-Clow makes her way to some of the new property during a tour of Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Sunlight cascades across prairie plants at the Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.

       Sunlight cascades across prairie plants at the Glacial Park and Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry County.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 

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