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BACT: January 15th: National Day of Service Volunteers Needed!

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On January 9, 2018

What?

Monday, January 15th, is Martin Luther King day and, as such, it is also a “National Day of Service.” Can you spare a few hours to help us remove buckthorn and other invasive woody species from Far Field Preserve? Join us and become part of restoring this property back to its natural state.

Where?
Join us at Far Field Nature Preserve located at County Line Road and Old Sutton Road in Barrington Hills. The entrance to the property is located off of Old Sutton Road. Parking is on site.

Please fill out the BACT volunteer form online.

 

When?

MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH
Martin Luther King Day &
National Day Of Service

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Why?

Woody invasive plants, such as common and glossy buckthorn or Eurasian bush-honeysuckle, form dense thickets and reproduce aggressively, shading out other plants and disrupting ecosystems in forest preserves and other natural areas. Buckthorn also causes long-lasting damage to the soil and wildlife habitat where it grows. Buckthorn spreads easily through seeds dispersed by birds who eat the berries.

What to bring:
If you have a sharp set of loppers, leather gloves and/or goggles, please bring them. If you don’t have your own tools, we will provide loppers, saws, gloves and goggles. We will have a bonfire to keep folks warm! Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.

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