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Linne Prairie

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.

Public volunteer activities are allowed in groups limited to 25 people. Minors under the age of 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a signed waiver.

Note that some North Branch events may continue to be invitation only; this will be indicated on the Calendar.

Interested in a specific workday? Please RSVP or contact the stewards ahead of time (see Contacts at the bottom of each event).

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15 May

Linne Prairie

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Linne Prairie is a different site from the rest of the North Branch preserves. The area was used as temporary storage for a huge pile of limestone excavated for the deep tunnel project. After most of the limestone was removed, the contractor covered the remaining material with a layer of soil and planted purchased seeds of native plants. After the initial two years of management by outside contract, the District and North Branch now share management, with the eventual goal of a facsimile hill prairie. While this is not a bona fide recovering natural area, it can still become a functioning system that is compatible with the surrounding native communities and that provides important habitat for wildlife.

Directions: Meet at Wayside Woods Prairie Forest Preserve parking lot on the west side of Lehigh Ave, a few blocks east of Waukegan Road and just north of Dempster.

Please RSVP (below). For more information contact:

John Thill at   (847) 966-0231 at Linne Prairie

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Event Details

Date: May 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Linne Prairie
Address: 8874 Lehigh Ave
Organizer Name: Linne Prairie