|IVHRRA Mission Statement|
Illinois Valley 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.
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 all private property and do no searching without the owner’s permission. Where possible such permission will be in writing.
I will take care to fill all excavations.
I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, and private property.
I will as an ambassador of the hobby use courtesy, thoughtfulness, and consideration at all times.
I will build fires in designated areas or safe places only.
I will leave all gates as found.
I will remove and
dispose of all trash I encounter, both above and below the ground while
leaving each site in the same or better condition.
I will not litter.
I will not destroy properties, buildings, what is left of ghost towns or deserted structures.
I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities or equipment.