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R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.)

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

 

Rockford Rotary Forest Preserve 

R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workdays offer hands-on habitat restoration training – invasive plant removal and native seed collection – plus enriching conservation education on the 3rd Saturday of every month 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 R.E.A.P. Workday Volunteers will concentrate on brush removal on a portion of this 220.7-acre preserve, which was donated to the District in 1980 by the Rockford Rotary Club. The heavily wooded preserve is the site of the former Camp Rotary and overlooks the Kishwaukee River.  After our work is done, we will take a guided hike to the gorges.

RSVP HERE!

It is important to remember:

Proper off-trail outdoor workday attire recommended – long pants, long sleeves & sturdy, waterproof shoes (no sandals or flip-flops, please)

Light snack & work gloves provided – bring your water bottle – wear your insect repellent & sunscreen

In case of rain, our workday will be canceled – check our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute event information

Mark your calendar for upcoming R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workdays (all 9 a.m. until Noon)

Saturday, June 15th – Deer Run Forest Preserve (5691 River Road, Cherry Valley, IL) – seed collection and canoe trip (advance registration required)

Saturday, July 20th – Severson Dells Resource Center (8274 Montague Road, Rockford, IL) – nursery work and a guided hike to the Dells

Saturday, August 17th – Kieselburg Forest Preserve “SCOUTS DAY” (5801 Swanson Road, Roscoe, IL) –  seed collection and guided bumblebee hike

Saturday, September 21st – Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve (7901 Kishwaukee Road, Stillman Valley, IL) – planting nursery plugs and a guided hike to the cliffs

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

Rockford Rotary Forest Preserve
5390 Rotary Road
Cherry Valley, IL 61016 United States
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