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Windy Knoll Restoration Workday
July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come join us for a brush clearing workday at Windy Knoll! This site holds a thriving mix of wetland and prairie plant species that in turn support a wide diversity of animals and insects. There will be lots of American plum to watch out for as we make our way through the thicket. We want to leave as much of this species in place as possible because it competes well against the invasive shrubs!
Nearest address: 6410 Sweet Bay Dr. McHenry
Are you an experienced sawyer looking to help out at one of our workdays? Great!
We just ask that you demonstrate, to either myself or Mr. Ducci, your ability to follow safety procedures when
felling and bucking a tree at the start of the workday. All sawyers must bring their own gear
including: saw, fuel, bar oil, chaps, hearing and eye protection.
Tips to make your workday experience safe/enjoyable:
Bring plenty of water – better to bring too much than too little!
Sturdy boots are best or old tennis shoes will do too
Leather gloves or gardening gloves, an extra pair in the winter is a good idea
Long sleeves/pants – to prevent scrapes and scratches from branches
Hat – to protect your noggin and beautiful hair from flying embers
Sunglasses or eye protection
Feel free to bring loppers if you’ve got them — be sure to label them