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Irish Oaks Nature Preserve Restoration Workday

May 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workday will be spent clearing the trees and brush along the northwest property boundary where we spent that fateful day on New Year’s Day. The long term goal for this area is to restore the prairie and wetland habitat for our many visiting and resident animal species to enjoy!

Directions: From Rt. 14 in Harvard, take Brink St east for 1.7 miles. Turn right (south) onto Schultz Rd and continue for 0.3 miles. Turn left (east) onto Lincoln Rd, and continue for 0.5 miles. The entrance to the site will be on the right (south) and is a gravel lane between a wooded fencerow and a hayfield. Drive up the lane and around the corner to the parking area in the clearing at the top of the hill.

Nearest address: 19017 Lincoln Rd Harvard


Tips to make your workday experience safe/enjoyable:

Bring plenty of water – better to bring too much than too little!

Sturdy boots or old tennis shoes

Leather gloves or gardening gloves

Long sleeves/pants – prevent scrapes and scratches from branches

Certain bug sprays and tucking pants into socks helps guard against ticks

Hat – helps protect hair from embers

Sunglasses or eye protection

Feel free to bring loppers if you’ve got them


May 6, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Irish Oaks Nature Preserve
19017 Lincoln Rd.
Harvard, IL 60033
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