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Watersmeet Prairie Grove (by invitation)

STEWARDSHIP DAYS and COVID UPDATE!
February 7, 2021

Following guidelines from the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the Illinois Dept of Public Health, the Forest Preserve has resumed public volunteer activities. Note that some North Branch sites may continue to be invitation only; this will be indicated on the Calendar.

Stewardship days are limited to 25 people. Covid guidelines, including masks and social distancing, are requirements.

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23 Jan

Watersmeet Prairie Grove (by invitation)

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Stewards: John Berg at (815) 919-4916 and Eileen Sutter (773) 706-4533 or Watersmeet

Event Details

Date: January 23 @ 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