Sat, Apr 09|
Warbler Ridge Conservation Area
Stewardship Saturday at Warbler Ridge: Tree Planting
Hickorys, Oaks, and Pecans Oh My! Help us Plant 1500 Baby Trees.
Time & Location
Apr 09, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Warbler Ridge Conservation Area, 17161 Daileyville Rd, Charleston, IL 61920, USA
About the Event
Between the flooding river and the hungry deer, it is definitely a challenge for trees to survive in the Bottoms along the Embarras River. Grand Prairie Friends invites you to help us restore this habitat by planting 1500 bare root trees.
Volunteers will work in pairs, one person making a slit in the ground and the other inserting the tree twig and pressing the slit closed. You'd be surprised how many trees two people can plant in an hour. No experience necessary.
Cancellations due to weather will also be updated here and on Facebook. Contact Diane Wilhite (email@example.com) to RSVP and to be appraised of any changes.
Directions: Take Route 130 south from Charleston for approximately 3 miles to Daileyville Road (CR 1470 North). A brown hiker sign is posted at Daileyville Rd. Follow Daileyville road 1 1/2 miles to the gravel parking lot on the right. You will see the red barn and shack.
Carpooling: Contact Diane Wilhite about carpooling from Urbana.
What to Bring: Appropriate clothing – long pants and shirt, work shoes and gloves. Bug spray and suntan lotion recommended based on the season.
Tools and instruction will be provided. Newbies welcome!
Every workday concludes with drinks, snacks, and good friends!