Habitat restoration workday

By on June 22, 2012

SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work day will take place Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve. Bliss Woods is located on Bliss Road, northeast of Route 47 in Sugar Grove. Participants will meet in the main parking lot.

Bliss Woods is a high-quality woodland with many uncommon native plants and animals. Tasks performed by volunteers include cutting and stacking invasive brush, removing aggressive non-native plants, gathering and sowing native seeds and other work that helps the woodland stay healthy and stable.

Interested people should bring gloves, wear sturdy shoes and long pants, and bring mosquito repellent..All people are welcome to participate, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Mary Ochsenschlager at (630) 466-4922, email maryoxie@sbcglobal.net or call Robb Cleave at the Kane Forest Preserve Office, (630) 232-5980.

The work day will not take place in extreme heat.