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Edward F. Vassallo Land & Water Reserve

Mt Morris, IL - Ogle County
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The Edward F. Vassallo Land and Water Reserve is a privately owned reserve located adjacent to White Pines State Forest.  It was designated in 2014 as a state Land & Water Reserve by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and includes 130 acres of native wildflowers, plants, grasses, creek bottom, habitat for native wildlife, birds and insects and forest areas.  Spring Creek, a tributary of Pine Creek, flows through the reserve.  
It was named in memory of Edward F. Vassallo, son of Carol Soderholm and John Vassallo, who passed away after a courageous battle against leukemia. Today and forever, this land will remain in its natural condition as part of the Illinois Nature Preserve System and is a gift to present and future generations as a place where native plants and animals can thrive under wise stewardship and protection from harm.  No motorized vehicles allowed.  Nature lovers are welcome and walking paths can be accessed by calling 312-343-7315.  

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