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R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday- SCOUTS DAY! (Restoration.Education.Appreciation.Preservation.)

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Kieselburg Forest Preserve (5801 Swanson Road, Roscoe, IL – Meet at Red Cedar Shelter)

WELCOME SCOUTS!

This forest preserve is primarily a flat and open piece of land with some wooded areas. It is the site of one of FPWC’s largest prairie restoration projects. Kieselburg showcases several types of habitat including gravel prairie, wet prairie and a restored wetland which is classified as a calcareous seep, an uncommon wetland type in Winnebago County. The seep supports diverse wetland plants including peat moss, cotton top sedge, marsh blazing star, cord grass, tussocks, Culvers root and dozens of other high-quality wetland plants. Both the seep and prairie support a diversity of birds, butterflies and other pollinators.

Today R.E.A.P. Volunteers and Scouts will collect native seed and plant greenhouse plugs. When our work is done, we’ll hike around the prairies looking for bumblebees and butterflies!

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

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:
August 21
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Kieselburg Forest Preserve
5801 Swanson Road, , IL
Roscoe, IL 61073 United States
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