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S30 E31: Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin and Hopper Lakes

Season 30 Episode 31 | 26m 44s

Chicago-based Wetlands Initiative returned 3,000 acres to nature after it was farmed for a century. The organization turned off the pumps that formerly drained the land, and seeds germinated that had lain dormant for nearly a hundred years. Then 276 species of birds made it their destination. It’s the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin and Hopper Lakes along the Illinois River in Putnam County.

Aired: 05/31/18

Rating: TV-G

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