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May-August 2018 Stewardship Saturdays

Saturday, May 12, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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
May 12 9-11am Busey Woods
May 12 1-3pm Weaver Park
June 9 9-11am Busey Woods
June 9 1-3pm Weaver Park
June 23 9-11am Meadowbrook Park
June 23 1-3pm Perkins Road Wet Prairie
July 14 9-11am Busey Woods
July 14 1-3pm Weaver Park
July 28 9-11am Meadowbrook Park
July 28 1-3pm Perkins Road Wet Prairie