Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New restoration area for 2017

Starting with the February workday and throughout 2017, our second Saturday habitat restoration workdays will focus on a new area on the east shore of Lagoon No. 4.  After years of effort by many volunteers, nearly all the buckthorn in our former work area on the south shore of Lagoon No. 4 (north side of Tower Road) has been removed.  While we will periodically visit the Tower Road area for monitoring and mop-up, we anticipate that major volunteer efforts in 2017 will be conducted at the new site.

The new site is located on the west side of Forestway Drive, approximately 0.2 mile north of Tower Road.  The approximate address (for mapping purposes) is 750 Forestway Drive, Winnetka (right on the border with Glencoe).   For GPS users, the coordinates of the meeting place are N42.11900°, W87.76702° (WGS84)

Park on the gravel shoulders along Forestway Drive, or in the bike trail parking lot on the south side of Tower Road, just west of Forestway. The approximate address of the bike trail lot is 1750 Tower Road, Winnetka (N42.115820° N, W87.770920°); the walk from the bike trail lot to the work site is approximately 0.4 mile - follow the bike trail east/north from the parking lot. 

See the workday schedule and sign up at the FPCC Volunteer site (search for opportunities in the northeast region).  See the Workday FAQ for additional details.  Also, check out this excellent description of the what, why, and how of habitat restoration in our region from our friends at the North Branch Restoration Project.

See you at the Lagoons!

No comments:

Post a Comment