Events

Conservation Days for Spring 2022

Our conservation workdays are on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is necessary. We do not have formal membership or dues. Just come as often as you like and help us do our small part to maintain the health of woodlands, prairie restorations and native prairie remnants. Visit this page from time to time to get updates. To receive email notifications of updates and cancellations send your email address to Larry at thorsenhutton@gmail.com with a request to be added to the list.

We advise sturdy footwear and gloves at workdays. Tools are provided but personal tools are welcome.

Click to download a print-friendly PDF version of the Conservation Day Schedule for Spring 2021.

SPRING 2022 SCHEDULE

 

All events begin at 9:00 a.m.

March 5 - Join Grand Prairie Friends for their regular first-of-the-month workday. Meet at the red shack at the end of Daileyville Road (CR 470N).

March 12 - Lakeview Park for bush honeysuckle removal. Take McKinley Avenue in Charleston to the end of the road.

March 19 - Lafferty Nature Center for invasives removal. Park behind Carl Sandberg School on Reynolds Drive in Charleston.

March 26 - Steve Lane's place for bush honeysuckle removal. Take Route 16 west from Charleston, turn left on CR 1350E at Crestline Vet Clinic, go to the "T" and turn left on CR 720N, turn at next right on CR 1380E, go down the hill and turn left into the lane just before the end of the hill, bear left up the hill.

April 2 - Grand Prairie Friends workday. Meet at the red shack at the end of Daileyville Road (CR 470N)

April 9 - Help the Urban Butterfly Initiative plant seed and shrubs at Reasor Park. Park at the south end of Reynolds Drive in Charleston.

April 16 - Assist Diane Cole with small tree removal in the prairie she and her late husband Gary Cole planted. Take Route 16 west from Charleston, turn left on CR 1350E at Crestline Vet Clinic, go to the "T" and turn right on CR 720N, turn into the first driveway on the left.

April 23 - Douglas-Hart Nature Center Earth Week Volunteer Day. Planting by the wetland.

April 30 - Annual EVS walk at Rocky Branch Nature Preserve. Meet at the cafe in Clarksville for carpooling.

May 7 - Illinois spring birdcount

May 14 - Bush honeysuckle removal on the north side of Lake Charleston. Meet at the entrance to the dike near the spillway.

May 21 - A second day on the north side of the lake

June 4 - Lafferty Nature Center for bush honeysuckle removal. Park behind Carl Sandberg School on Reynolds Drive.

June 11 - Bush honeysuckle removal at Lakeview Park. Take McKinley Avenue in Charleston to the end of the road.

June 18 - Urban Butterfly Initiative. Meet at the red barn at Lake Charleston.

June 25 - Fox Ridge State Park for bush honeysuckle removal in the land and water reserve. Take the Ridge Lake Road in the park, down the hill to hunter parking #1.