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FREE! Stewardship Saturdays: Fall 2018

Saturday, September 08, 2018
02:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Volunteer to help UPD Maintenance staff during Stewardship Saturdays!

Dress for the weather and lend a hand while learning about local natural areas. During Stewardship Saturdays, volunteers assist with:

  • Invasive plant removal;
  • Trail improvements and clean-up;
  • Native plant seed harvest and/or planting.

Tools, gloves, instruction and refreshments are provided.

Stewardship Saturday workdays are recommended for children 8 years and older, however accommodations for younger participants may be available with enough advance notice. All children under 16 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Large groups are welcome. Scouts and groups with children should call well in advance to make arrangements to help - an alternate workday may be required as some stewardship activities are not suitable for children.

Let us know you will be attending by calling 217-384-4062 prior to each date. Please dress for the weather.

  • For Busey Woods: Meet at the Anita Purves Nature Center
  • For Meadowbrook Park: Meet at the Race St parking lot south of Windsor Rd
  • For Weaver Park: Pull off at the intersection of Main St and Smith Rd
  • For Perkins Road Wet Prairie: Meet at the Dog Park parking lot on Perkins Rd, 1/2 mile east of Cunningham Ave
Date Time Location
September 8 9-11am Busey Woods
September 8 1-3pm Weaver Park
September 29 9-11am Meadowbrook Park
September 29 1-3pm Perkins Road Wet Prairie
October 13 9-11am Busey Woods
October 13 1-3pm Weaver Park
October 27 9-11am Meadowbrook Park
October 27 1-3pm Perkins Road Wet Prairie
November 10 9-11am Busey Woods
November 10 1-3pm Weaver Park
December 8 9-11am Busey Woods
December 8 1-3pm Weaver Park