Sterne’s Woods & Fen Volunteer Work Day - 6.26.22

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Sterne's Woods, 5617 Hillside Rd, Crystal Lake

Sunday, June 26, from 9-11AM

We will continue our work clearing buckthorn and honeysuckle at the southeast corner of the abandoned horse track.  We'll also pull any remaining garlic mustard we encounter.

THE GROUP

We meet once a month at Sterne's outdoor pavilion, 5617 Hillside Dr. from 9-11AM.  Volunteers have a chance to learn about restoration ecology and what makes Sterne’s Fen special.  Please bring a water bottle and a pair of work gloves.  The park district will supply loppers and bow saws.  Invasives like honeysuckle and buckthorn are crowding out the native fen species.  The brush also prevents the use of controlled burns on the fen. Email Brice Alt, volunteer site steward, to receive a monthly workday reminder: bricemaieralt@hotmail.com.  Our next two Sunday work dates are:   July 24 and August 28.

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