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

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

 

Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve (5750 Best Road, Pecatonica-Meet at Arrowhead Shelter) 

THE JULY 18TH VOLUNTEER WORKDAY IS CANCELED DUE TO THE HIGH HEAT/HUMIDITY PREDICTED

Pecatonica Wetlands is made up of 1,048 acres of flood-plain forest, oxbow ponds, marshes and upland forest along the Pecatonica River. The site has outstanding spring flora and birdlife. Today R.E.A.P. Volunteers will collect native seeds and remove invasive brush.  When our work is done, we’ll canoe around the oxbow looking for frogs, turtles, dragonflies and birds!  Please note: due to the pandemic, we will not be canoeing after the workday. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

RSVP here 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

R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workdays are held on the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until Noon throughout the summer!  No experience? No problem!  Our natural resource experts offer hands-on ecological restoration training consisting of invasive plant removal and native seed collection, plus enriching conservation activities when our work is done.

Venue

Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve
4550 North Pecatonica Road/5750 Best Road
Pecatonica, IL 61063 United States
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