Michael Wolff Memorial Wetland Panel Dedication
information panel at the Michael Wolff Memorial Wetland in the Cache
River State Natural Area was dedicated on September 26, 2010. The
wetland panel and five new trees in the area were funded by the
Illinois State Organization. The wetland is in memory of Michael Wolff,
a young man who had spent time in the Cache River area. Before dying,
he expressed a wish for a place “where the ducks would come.” His
family formed the foundation and with the help of Jim Waycuilis and the
Department of Natural Resources, the wetlands were reclaimed. It is
now a place that attracts wildlife in an area accessible to the public.
Following the dedication, a reception was held at the Barkhausen State
Wetland Center. Chapter members of Daniel Chapman, Fort Masaac, and
Daniel H. Brush assisted in the event.