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Mon 08

Community Science Training – Budburst

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday (Restoration.Education.Appreciation.Preservation.)

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

R. Robert Funderburg Forest Preserve (7558 Montague Road, Rockford, IL)

Funderburg Forest Preserve’s 868.6 acres provides valuable wildlife habitat and is home to a variety of plant species and numerous species of birds. Located adjacent to Severson Dells Forest Preserve and also connecting to the Byron Forest Preserve District’s Howard Coleman Hall Creek Preserve and Natural Land Institute’s Coleman Dells Nature Preserve. This area offers a unique opportunity for three land organizations to preserve and manage one large contiguous piece of land where plant and wildlife can thrive in an uninterrupted habitat area.

Acquired in 2020 with financial assistance provided by and in cooperation with the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, the preserve is under development. Future plans for the preserve include converting crop farmed areas to prairie and savannah type habitat and preservation of the existing woodlands.

For our last R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday of the season, participants will plant greenhouse plugs.  Afterward, we’ll enjoy a hike to the creek!

RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

Note: Families are welcome! We encourage parents/guardians to participate alongside their children, so please no “drop offs.”  The person responsible for the child’s transportation should plan to stay on the premises during the workday.

It is important to remember:

  • We will practice social distancing, but feel free to bring a face covering. If you are sick, PLEASE stay home.
  • For sanitary reasons, please plan to bring your own water, snack and work gloves.
  • Proper off-trail outdoor workday attire recommended – long pants, long sleeves & sturdy, waterproof shoes (no sandals or flip-flops, please)
  • Wear your insect repellent and sunscreen.
  • In case of extreme weather (storms, excessive heat, etc.) our workday will be canceled – check our website and Facebook page for event cancellation information

This is our last R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday of the season.  Stay tuned for the 2022 R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday schedule coming soon!

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

R. Robert Funderburg F.P. (Montague Rd. Access)
7558 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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