2017 Weekend of Restoration
Take a mini vacation that makes a difference! Get involved and be part of an award-winning program of recreation, learning and doing.
Camping at Glacial Park is free and offered exclusively for the Weekend of Restoration. Ages 16 and up.
For more information: Visit our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/WkndofRstor.
or contact Tom Simpson at email@example.com or(815) 678·4532 Ext. 8218.
Women in Conservation: Today
September 15–17 • 7 pm Friday to Noon Sunday
Code: 5419 (registration opens August 10, county residents/August 20, non-residents)
$75 for adults / $55 Seniors (60+) / $40 Students 16+ (Fee includes Friday evening snack, continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday.)
Register with a friend and receive a $20 discount off second registration. To register with a friend (non-family member) and receive a discount or obtain a student discount (student discount will automatically apply to anyone between 16–21 years of age) please call (815) 479-5779. Offline options are here.
Women participate in every aspect of conservation today, here in McHenry County and across the Chicago Region. They work at the Federal, State, and local levels. They work in support roles and they lead major organizations like McHenry County Conservation District. They are Ph.D. scientists; they operate chainsaws; they work with wild animals; they lead prescribed burns and bird surveys. In this program you’ll meet and talk with a few of the talented women who are shaping conservation today. Our restoration project will be to begin to restore an old pasture to its former life as an oak savanna. Come help us change the world!
Several motel options are within 15 minutes of the park, or camp for FREE, exclusively for this event only. (Bring your own camping equipment. Shower facilities available.)
Past Weekends of Restoration, Getaways that Made a Difference
In September of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and April 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, the Weekend of Restoration events have been hosted at several one to two acre sites within Glacial Park were native plant seedlings and seeds were planted to restore the former barrens/savanna vegetation. Each spring and fall we will continue our progress and invite new friends to join us. Witness the results of past “turtle marsh”, “dragon barrens”, “crane hill” weekends on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/WkndofRstor.