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WCHRRA Mission Statement

Will County Historical Research and Recovery Association exists as a non-profit organization with a group of people from all ages and walks of life, who share a passion, dedication and a strong respect for our hobby of metal detecting. 
Our primary function is to introduce and participate in a hobby that promotes fun, fellowship, public awareness, volunteer services to both private and public sectors, and to promote archeological education that helps in discovering the history while preserving the past as historical objects are recovered.

Our club strives in keeping an excellent reputation and we are known for respecting and not disturbing the locations we detect. Each member who joins our club is introduced to and expected to abide by the Metal Detecting Code of Ethics.

Metal Detecting Code of Ethics

I will always check federal, state, county and local laws before searching. It is my responsibility to "know the law".

I will respect private property and will not enter private property without the owner's permission, where possible, such permission will be in writing.

I will take care to refill all holes and try not to leave any damage.

I will remove and dispose of any and all trash and litter that I find.

I will appreciate and protect our inheritance of natural resources, wildlife and private property.

I will, as an ambassador of the hobby, use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times.

I will work to help bring unity to our hobby by working with any organization of geographic area that may have problems that will limit their ability to peacefully pursue the hobby.

I will leave gates as found.

I will build fires in designated or safe places only

I will report to the proper authorities any individuals who enter and or remove artifacts from federal parks or state preserves.

The Federation of Metal Detector and Archaeological Clubs Inc. Task Force for Metal Detecting Rights Foundation