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Watersmeet Prairie Grove

STEWARDSHIP DAYS and COVID UPDATE!
April 2021

The Cook County Forest Preserves follow guidelines, including masks and social distancing, advised by the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the Illinois Dept of Public Health.

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08 May

Watersmeet Prairie Grove

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Named for the joining of the Middle and East Forks of the North Branch of the Chicago River, Watersmeet Prairie Grove has a wide variety of communities, from a limey, wet woods with unusual species such as skunk cabbage, marsh marigold, dog violet and fen goldenrod to open prairie shrubland with mountain blue-eyed grass, golden sedge, and willow aster.

Directions: This site is located in the village of Northfield. From the Edens Expressway exit at Lake Avenue West. Go west to Wagner Road, turn north and take Wagner to Winnetka Road, go east on Winnetka 3/4 mile. Park on Avon Ave, a side street to the north of Winnetka Road. We meet near the Forest Preserve sign, at the northwest corner of the site.

Please RSVP (below). For more information contact John Berg at (815) 919-4916 and Eileen Sutter (773) 706-4533 or Watersmeet

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Event Details

Date: May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Watersmeet Prairie Grove
Address: 1899 winnetka road
Organizer Name: Watersmeet Prairie Grove