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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.)

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve (5760 Best Road, Pecatonica, IL – Meet at Arrowhead Shelter)

This forest preserve 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.

Pecatonica Wetlands consists of two sections. The western section is the largest section and is low floodplain land, ox-bow ponds and wetlands. A winding trail provides an easy hike with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. We’ll be working in the eastern section, further north on Best Road, which offers one of the most beautiful and popular picnic shelters in the county, as well as 100 acres of prairie and woods.

Today R.E.A.P. Volunteers will collect native seed and remove brush. When our work is done, we’ll canoe around the oxbow looking for frogs, turtles, dragonflies and birds!

RSVP to let us know you’re coming!  Registration is required due to a limited number of canoes.

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.

Details

Date:
July 17
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

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