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Mon 25

Conservation Crew Restoration Day

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 25

Canoe Convoy

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 26

Outdoor Yoga

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 28

Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

June 28 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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June 2018

Readings from the Rookery

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Severson Dells staff will lead this fun program that introduces children to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week.  This program targets 5-8 year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Space is limited so register early to attend. Free! Register in advance at www.seversondells.com/community-programming or 815-335-2915.

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Hooked On Fun

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063
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This is a great opportunity to introduce your kids to fishing in a safe and controlled environment! Four Lakes Forest Preserve provides several shallow, small lakes that are easily accessible and provide an ideal setting to teach kids about fishing. Bring your own poles (limited number of loaner poles available) We provide bait. Forest Preserve staff will be on hand to assist with getting your line in the water. Kids Fishing Derby will award prizes for largest fish in various…

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Conservation Crew Restoration Day

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Because invasive species pose one of the most significant threats to nature in our time, vegetation management is a crucial step in the conservation of our natural areas. And you can help! Spend an invigorating morning (or several!) as a member of the Severson Dells Conservation Crew, working alongside fellow volunteers to remove invasive species from the woods. Weather permitting, we may make a cheerful fire of the brush that we cut. We work from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.…

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Family Golf

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Macktown, 2221 Freeport Rd.
Rockton, 61072 United States
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This is your chance to take your spouse and/or youngsters out for a round on us. Get together a twosome or foursome and enjoy a complimentary game of 9 or 18 holes at Winnebago County’s oldest golf course. The mature trees and established conditions make this a popular course for beginning golfers. Bring your Get Outside, Get Healthy! passport to the cashier and he will stamp it (so you get points!) and send you out on the course to enjoy…

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Archaeology at Macktown: Summary of 25 Years of Research

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Macktown Living History Education Center, 2221 Freeport Rd.
Rockton, IL 61072 United States
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Come and share with us the 10,000 year occupation at the confluence of the Rock and Pecatonica River. See a presentation on the archaeology of the prehistoric and historic sites; tour the buildings and other points of interest along the 1840's State Road, Macktown's main street. A summary of 25+ years of archaeological research at Macktown Historic Site. Macktown is the site of Native American and early fur trade settlements. Free and open to the public.

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Canoe Convoy

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join Severson Dells staff as we explore miles upon miles of wonderful paddling opportunities we have on the Kishwaukee River!  Staff instructors and volunteers will help you learn to be a more skillful and confident paddler and answer questions about the river ecology.  Equipment, guides and a shuttle are provided.  You must call weekly to register and find out the location for the evenings paddle.  Each week will feature a different stretch of river. Times will vary in length, but…

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Creek Walk

June 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Enjoy an afternoon exploring Hall Creek with Severson Dells naturalist, Ellen Rathbone, as we look for crayfish and other critters that call this stream home. Be prepared to get wet during this watery, muddy adventure! Space is limited. Register in advance at www.seversondells.com/community-programming or 815-335-2915.

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R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday – J. Norman Jensen

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
J. Norman Jensen Forest Preserve, 14400 S. Bluff
Rockton, 61072 United States
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  R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.) We offer hands-on habitat restoration training - invasive plant removal and native seed collection - plus enriching conservation education on the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and October from 9 a.m. until Noon. No experience necessary - we teach you! Participant names are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize! Today we will collect native seeds. After our work is done, we'll go fishing! *A limited number of fishing poles…

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Canoe Convoy

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join Severson Dells staff as we explore miles upon miles of wonderful paddling opportunities we have on the Kishwaukee River!  Staff instructors and volunteers will help you learn to be a more skillful and confident paddler and answer questions about the river ecology.  Equipment, guides and a shuttle are provided.  You must call weekly to register and find out the location for the evenings paddle.  Each week will feature a different stretch of river. Times will vary in length, but…

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Readings from the Rookery

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Severson Dells staff will lead this fun program that introduces children to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week.  This program targets 5-8 year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Space is limited so register early to attend. Free! Register in advance at www.seversondells.com/community-programming or 815-335-2915.

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