Celebrate Arbor Day with a walk or run through the woods!
Winnebago County is a proud sponsor of the first annual Arbor Dash. This is a non-competitive fun walk/run through Klehm's 155 acres of unique trees and glorious gardens at twilight. Part road, part trail, the Arbor Dash is open to walkers and runners of all ages and fitness levels, and everyone leaves with their very own tree!
Participants will receive a commemorative Arbor Dash t-shirt, entrance to Klehm's grounds for the day, a seedling to plant, and more. Your registration fee will help Klehm continue to fulfill their mission to maintain a living museum for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of all people. Registration prior to April 18th: $15 for members / $20 non-members.
Winnebago County Clerk Lori Gummow, in partnership with Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), will be giving away bare-root or shrub seedlings on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd, beginning at 8 a.m., at the County Clerk’s office, located at 404 Elm Street, to anyone that purchases a birth certificate, death certificate or applies for a marriage license.…
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that this morning, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board decided to keep a convicted killer incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the 1977 murder of Louis Betts and for an attack on another woman in Winnebago County.…
RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY TO THOSE IMPACTED BY FLOOD
Some residents in our community have been impacted by significant flooding. As the County recovers from this flood, resources are available to assist in the clean-up process. To access these resources, Winnebago County residents impacted by the flood can contact the American Red Cross at 872-529-1784.
A Voluntary Buyout Program for Flood Prone Properties (Buyout Program) previously existed that would help residents in flood impacted areas relocate by purchasing their home. Currently, there is no active Buyout Program. While there was a Buyout Program in years past, that program ended. A Buyout Program may be started again if Federal and/or State funds become available.
The County will continue to look at all options for long term flood relief. If funding for a Buyout Program becomes available, the County will reach out to impacted residents at that time.
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