What better way to celebrate Earth Day, 2015 than by getting out there with like-minded friends of the earth? New restoration volunteers as well as CFC regulars who have been working year round will join forces on Saturday, April 18 to do their part to help in the continuing restoration of Citizens for Conservation’s award winning preserves.
Possible activities include raking in rare prairie legume seeds at CFC’s Grigsby and Flint Creek preserves. These legumes serve an important function in the prairies and can only be successfully sown in the springtime.
Planting woodland sedge plugs at CFC’s Flint Creek South. The penn sedge is one of the most important plants in the oak savannas and can only be restored by planting plugs. They must get into the ground early in the spring to survive possible droughts. This plant is critical for successful savanna restorations.
Earth Day volunteers will work from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Meet at CFC’s Headquarters, the white farmhouse with a silo at 459 W. Hwy 22 in Lake Barrington, across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Special Earth Day refreshments will round out the morning. If questions, call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283).