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Stewardship DaysStewardship: Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
8 – 10 a.m.
Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve, Leaf River, IL
Leader: Mary Blackmore, 815-938-3204

Please join us for this stewardship session. Depending upon the site or week, we will be doing a variety of tasks such as removing sweet clover, burdock and wild parsnip, cutting brush, gir­dling saplings or otherwise reducing the competition to our native prairie, woodland and wetland remnants.

You Supply: Wear long pants, long sleeves, socks long enough to tuck your pant legs into (for tick avoidance), a hat and footwear that can get wet (earlier is dewier!). Take along insect repellent and sunscreen.

We Supply: Tools, gloves, water, snacks and directions about our work always will be provided.

The carpool site is the east portion of the Staples parking lot in Freeport along HWY 26 on the south edge of town at 7:15 a.m.

Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve is about 2 miles south of Leaf River in the southwest corner of the intersection of Leaf River Rd. and West Grove Rd. Parking is off of Leaf River Rd. about ¼ mile south of the intersection (S. Main St. crossing Hwy 72 in Leaf River becomes Leaf River Rd.)

If the weather is questionable or you need more information, contact the listed leader(s).