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Kankakee Sands Workday

November 08, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Central Time

Kankakee Sands Nature Preserve in Newton County | Show Directions

Directions

Directions to the Indiana Side

  • From Interstate 65, take exit 220 to travel west on IN State Road 14 for 9.5 miles.
  • Turn right onto US 41. Travel north for 2.3 miles.
  • The project office is located in the large red pole barn on the west side of the highway.

Directions to the Illinois Side

From Chicago and points North, East and West:

  • Take I-57 S out of Chicago
  • To IL-17, exit (Exit 312) left/east toward Momence
  • Turn right/south onto IL-1
  • Turn left/east onto 4000S Rd.
  • Turn left/north onto 11000E Rd.
  • Proceed ¾ mile north on 11000E to parking area on left/west side of road.

From the South of Kankakee:

  • Take I-57 N
  • To IL-17, exit (Exit 312) right/east toward Momence
  • Turn right/south onto IL-1
  • Turn left/east onto 4000S Rd.
  • Turn left/north onto 11000E Rd.
  • Proceed ¾ mile north on 11000E to parking area on left/west side of road.

Good morning, winter! Let’s get our winter workdays off to a good start by improving savannas in our Unit G restoration. These savannas are very young as far as savannas go- less than 15 years old. For the most part, they are comprised of desirable tree species such as oak and honey locust. However, there are several invading species that crowd out the understory below, including honeysuckle, autumn olive, and black locust. We will be using hand-held saws to cut these invaders down, and then herbicide application on the cut stumps. 

We will provide training, work gloves, eye protection, and any other necessary protective gear, but we ask that you bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and weather-appropriate clothing. In particular, some form of work-boot (hiking or leather) is strongly recommended, along with cold-weather gear. We have tasks for all levels of physical ability, so come one, come all!

Please contact Tony Capizzo or call (219) 285-2184 with questions or to RSVP.  Meet at our Nature Conservancy Office located at 3294 N US 41, Morocco IN  47963.

 

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