Sterne’s Woods & Fen Volunteer Work Day - 9.26.21

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Sternes Woods, 4617 Hillside Rd, Crystal Lake

Cooler weather has arrived.  We've been making progress all summer clearing the south side of the abandoned horse track.  We'll continue our efforts there on Sunday, September 26th, from 9-11AM.

 Our Covid rules for September:

  1. All volunteers will need to sign-in.  
  2. Unvaccinated volunteers are to wear a mask if not social distancing.
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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, and I will bring snacks to share.  We will be cutting and piling brush near the abandoned horse track.  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:  October 24 and November 21.  

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