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Two boys pull garlic mustard during a past Spring Community Service Day.

 

Volunteer for nature at Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Natural Land Institute will hold their annual Spring Community Service Day on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burr Oak Valley Preserve in Roscoe. May is Invasive Species Awareness Month in Illinois. Find out what invasive species mean and why plants that invade areas create an undesirable impact on a natural environment. Learn how to identify the non-native, invasive garlic mustard plant and the best way to pull it from the soil.
Anyone interested in helping nature is welcome to participate. Volunteers may start and end anytime between 9 and 1. All ages will enjoy participating in this community service land stewardship day. It is a great outdoor activity for individuals, families, Scout Troops, 4-H clubs, homeschoolers, church, school and corporate groups.
Participants will also experience wildlife habitat, see native spring wildflowers, birds, butterflies, other insects and animal signs. Volunteers will play a vital part in the conservation of this unique natural area. Dress for the weather. Gloves, long sleeves, pants and sturdy shoes are recommended. Snacks and water will be provided.
Registration is requested for this FREE activity by Friday, May 3, 2019. Call 815/964-6666 or register online at www.naturalland.org.
Location/Parking:
Burr Oak Valley Preserve is located at 7405 Elevator Road in Roscoe, Ill. Limited parking will be on site. Look for flags at the entrance (south side of road, one tenth of a mile east of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Road, Roscoe, Ill, 61073). Additional parking is available at the church. Special Note: A Girl Scouts Troop will hold a plant sale at the Church on Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday May 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Natural Land Institute holds monthly volunteer stewardship days at Burr Oak Valley Preserve on the first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 815/964-6666 or email info@naturalland.org for more information about this and other community stewardship days.
About Natural Land Institute
The Natural Land Institute, an accredited land trust, is a 501(c)3, non-profit land conservation organization based in Rockford, Illinois, which has protected more than 17,300 acres of natural land in Illinois since 1958.
NLI’s current service area covers twelve counties: Winnebago, Boone, northern DeKalb, Ogle, Lee, Bureau, Henry, Rock Island, Whiteside, Carroll, Jo Daviess and Stephenson Counties. NLI’s mission is to create an enduring legacy of natural land in northern Illinois for people, plants and animals. For more information and to donate: www.NaturalLand.org

 

 

 
 
 
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