Saturday, April 5, 2014 April 5, 2014, 9am - 12noon: MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE Workday in Fugate Woods|
Location: Meet at the Bluestem Trail entrance. Directions: Follow event signs @ IL RT. 24 east of Fairbury to 2300 East Rd. to 900 N. Rd
The public is invited to welcome SPRING to Fugate Woods and help make a difference! Volunteers of all ages, service groups and families are encouraged to join team efforts in riparian habitat restoration along the banks of the S. Vermilion and Indian Creek stream beds. Learn the 'heeling in' technic, the value and importance of riparian habitat, and enjoy the fellowship of a picnic lunch provided for all in Fugate Woods Gathering Grove with a sense of satisfaction and anticipation for the 750 native shrub and tree bare root seedlings granted through the support of Trees Forever/Illinois Buffer Partnership. Illinois Buffer Partnership sites feature plantings combining trees, shrubs, and grasses to increase wildlife habitat and reduce non-point source pollution and soil and stream bank erosion. Your time volunteering is the foundation for moving the restoration forward and your generosity has a long-lasting impact.
Sturdy attire/boots/gloves suggested. Garden spades welcomed. **NO DIGGING is required in heeling-in technique.