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Concannon Conservation Area Restoration Workday

Concannon Conservation Area 1913 Edgewood Dr., Woodstock, IL, United States

It’s about that time again to show some love to the small but remarkable Concannon Conservation Area! For this workday we'll be clearing brush towards the back of the site closer to the small pond. Last year we cleared brush away from the edges of the woods making room for the ephemeral patches to spread out […]

Irish Oaks Restoration Workday

Irish Oaks Nature Preserve 19017 Lincoln Rd., Harvard, IL

These workdays are hosted by our extraordinary steward, Margee Pieper, who has been a vital part of the successes at this site. Under her thoughtful leadership, the history and beauty of Irish oaks is finally revealed for everyone to enjoy. Location for this workday is yet to be determined but if it's not too hot we'll probably be working to clear the […]

Thompson Road Farm Restoration Workday

Thompson Road Farm 9505 Thompson Rd., Bull Valley, IL

Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Farm for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It's made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and woodland habitats that are in need of invasive management. The oak woods is roughly 35 acres and heavily infested with buckthorn, honeysuckle and bittersweet but many […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80 acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making excellent progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We conducted our first prescribed burn here this spring and the ground layer has responded in a really positive way! We'll […]

CANCELLED – Cold Springs Park Restoration Workday

Cold Springs Park 319 Depaul Ct., McHenry, IL, United States

WORKDAY CANCELLED  TLC is partnering with Friends of Cold Springs Park to help them get their restoration efforts off the ground! The property is primarily made up of sedge meadow and wet prairies with sections of degraded woodlands as well. This once large, open wet grassland has been artificially drained to varying degrees and heavily […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80 acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making excellent progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We conducted our first prescribed burn here this spring and the ground layer has responded in a really positive way! We'll […]

Kishwaukee Fen Restoration Workday

Kishwaukee Fen 10010 Palmer Dr., Lakewood, IL

As the growing season gets underway, now’s the time to strike at malignant weeds that threaten wetland biodiversity. Top of the list at Kish Fen are reed canary grass, purple loosestrife, and broadleaved cattails. We’ll discuss various management techniques and determine the best fit for various parts of the preserve, based on ground conditions. B.Y.O.S. […]

Queen Anne Prairie Cemetery Restoration Workday

Queen Anne Prairie Cemetery 2413 N. Queen Anne Rd., Woodstock, IL

Join TLC for our first restoration workday at one of our newest sites, Queen Anne Prairie Cemetery! TLC recently acquired this property which has a lot of facinating history attached to it. Be sure to check out the article in our latest newsletter for the details! Designated a burial site over one hundred years ago, […]

Wolf Oak Woods – Garlic Mustard Pull

Wolf Oak Woods 9016 IL Route 120, Woodstock, IL

Come on back to Wolf Oak and join Pete, your Fearless Weeder, for a wonderful Wolf Oak reunion! Rather than a typical brushing workday we'll be hand pulling garlic mustard that is popping up amongst the spring ephemerals that are blooming. Garlic mustard is an aggressive biennial plant which means it completes its life cycle […]

Yonder Prairie Restoration Workday

1295 Westwood Tr. Woodstock, IL 60098 1295 Westwood Tr., Woodstock, IL

Come on out for this TLC restoration workday at our gorgeous Yonder Prairie! This workday is hosted by two cool lady stewards, Carol and Melissa. Thanks to their selfless devotion to the site, Yonder is looking more and more like the natural landscape it once was. Don't miss this opportunity to see Yonder in full bloom! You’ll meet up with Melissa by the kiosk at the top […]

Kishwaukee Fen Restoration Workday

Kishwaukee Fen 10010 Palmer Dr., Lakewood, IL

As the growing season gets underway, now’s the time to strike at malignant weeds that threaten wetland biodiversity. Top of the list at Kish Fen are reed canary grass, purple loosestrife, and broadleaved cattails. We’ll discuss various management techniques and determine the best fit for various parts of the preserve, based on ground conditions. B.Y.O.S. […]

Thompson Road Farm Restoration Workday

Thompson Road Farm 9505 Thompson Rd., Bull Valley, IL

Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Farm for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It's made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and woodland habitats that are in need of invasive management. The oak woods is roughly 35 acres and heavily infested with buckthorn, honeysuckle and bittersweet but many […]