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February 2020

Snowshoe Hike at Kieselburg Forest Preserve

February 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kieselburg Forest Preserve, 5801 Swanson Road, , IL
Roscoe, IL 61073 United States
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$12.50 – $25

Celebrate the natural wonders of winter with a fun and unique outing in a beautiful setting as we head out to Hononegah Forest Preserve for a Snowshoe Hike. Have some fun in the snow, meet some new people, and learn the ins and outs of the fastest growing winter sport. If we do not have snow, we are still gonna go! We just hike then. Some much needed outdoor time is in order after surviving the holidays and getting back…

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June 2020

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

June 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Four Lakes FP (Trask Bridge Rd. Entrance) 10180 Trask Bridge Rd., 10180 Trask Bridge Road
Pecatonica, IL United States
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  Four Lakes Forest Preserve (Trask Bridge Road Entrance/Dog Training Area) Four Lakes is a beautiful 186.1-acre preserve containing four small man-made lakes. R.E.A.P. Volunteers will collect native seeds.  Afterwards, we’ll hike the area to discover the area’s bees, dragonflies and butterflies! RSVP here to let us know you’re coming! 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. Proper off-trail outdoor workday attire recommended –…

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July 2020

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

July 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve, 4550 North Pecatonica Road/5750 Best Road
Pecatonica, IL 61063 United States
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  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…

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August 2020

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

August 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sugar River Forest Preserve, 10127 Forest Preserve Road
Durand,
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  Sugar River Forest Preserve (10127 Forest Preserve Road, Durand - Meet at Sand Bluff Shelter) SCOUTS DAY!    This workday is filled to capacity - join us next month! Sugar River Forest Preserve, nestled among beautiful woods and prairie on the banks of the Sugar River, is one of the most scenic in Winnebago County. Its 529 acres comprise one of the most serene and unspoiled spots in northern Illinois. Ecological features include a pure river filled with wetland creatures…

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September 2020

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

September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve (7901 Kishwaukee Road, Stillman Valley)  Cedar Cliff, acquired in 2017, features 60-foot high limestone cliffs that extend 800 feet along the Rock River. The former farmland is being restored to short grass prairie habitat. The unique cliff habitat along the river protects unique plant communities. An area of forest near the cliffs is being restored and managed as mesic forest. Today R.E.A.P. Volunteers will plant greenhouse plugs. When our work is done, we’ll hike to…

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March 2021

Community Science Training – Bluebirds

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Community Scientists roam the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County collecting data on a number of local species. These volunteers are trained and equipped to record the presence and relative abundance of a variety of organisms; information collected in the field helps to inform planning and decision making for the preserves. Join Severson Dells for these free Zoom trainings to find out how you can get involved with Community Science! REGISTER   Community Science Trainings March 8 | 6:30 PM -…

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Community Science Training – Budburst

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Community Scientists roam the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County collecting data on a number of local species. These volunteers are trained and equipped to record the presence and relative abundance of a variety of organisms; information collected in the field helps to inform planning and decision making for the preserves. Join Severson Dells for these free Zoom trainings to find out how you can get involved with Community Science! REGISTER   Community Science Trainings April 5 | 6:30 PM -…

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April 2021

Community Science Training – Bats

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Community Scientists roam the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County collecting data on a number of local species. These volunteers are trained and equipped to record the presence and relative abundance of a variety of organisms; information collected in the field helps to inform planning and decision making for the preserves. Join Severson Dells for these free Zoom trainings to find out how you can get involved with Community Science! REGISTER   Community Science Trainings April 12 | 6:30 PM -…

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Community Science Training – Bumblebees

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Community Scientists roam the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County collecting data on a number of local species. These volunteers are trained and equipped to record the presence and relative abundance of a variety of organisms; information collected in the field helps to inform planning and decision making for the preserves. Join Severson Dells for these free Zoom trainings to find out how you can get involved with Community Science! REGISTER

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June 2021

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

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deer Run Forest Preserve-East Entrance (5691 River Road, Cherry Valley, IL), 5691 River Road
Cherry Valley, IL 61016 United States
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  Deer Run Forest Preserve (East Entrance - 5691 River Road, Cherry Valley, IL - Meet at Lower Parking Lot)  675.6-acre Deer Run offers over 7 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, which connect with Oak Ridge Forest Preserve to the south. It offers a mosaic of high quality prairie, river and floodplain forest natural areas. This preserve is aptly named; deer are often seen here, and its diversity of habitat makes it a prime wildlife viewing spot. Deer Run…

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