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Vol. OP. Broadcast Prairie Seed-Barrington Hills

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Spring Creek Stewards are calling for major help in broadcasting more than $40,000 of rare prairie seed this Saturday, November 22. All day, during two planting sessions, we will seed 160 acres in one day. The 160 acres will be an important habitat for grassland wildlife when the plants mature. The planting area is part of the 3,910-acre Spring Creek Preserves, which have been benefitting from an ambitious restoration effort since 2003. This planting is by far the biggest to date. All hardy hands are warmly invited to take part in a massive prairie planting. Cold and drizzle won't stop it, though a downpour will. Dress for the weather (gloves are preferred over mittens). The work is easy and inspiring!

WHERE: Spring Creek Forest Preserve - Gather just west of the Headwaters entrance


First Session: 9:00 a.m. - Noon (meet at 9 a.m.)

Second Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 (meet at 1 p.m.)

DIRECTIONS: Meet at the "Prairie Planting" sign on the north side of Higgins Rd. just west of Wichman Rd. (about two miles west of Rt. 59)

From I90: Exit on Sutton Rd and head north. Then, turn west (left) on Higgins Rd. Go about 1.5 miles and look for the "Prairie Planting" sign on the right

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MORE INFORMATION: or call Ryan White at 847-800-3742

We hope you and friends can help play a roll in the future of our community 160 acre prairie.

Hope to see you soon,


Audubon Chicago Region
Field Representative

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