Weekend of Restoration

Experience the Meaning of Restoration
Connect to nature, to community. Enjoy a night hike, morning tours, campfires, songs, a bit of history and science, a bit of reflection, restore nature and yourself. This award-winning program is a mini vacation that makes a difference!

For more information on Facebook or contact Tom Simpson at tsimpson@mccdistrict.org or(815) 678·4532 Ext. 8218.

Weekend of Restoration XVII: Fire, The Great Transformer
October 3
• Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park

Cost: $15 per person; $10 Seniors (60+); $10 Students (16–22); Code: 6778
Fee includes a box lunch. Maximum 20 participants.
Free for Registered District Volunteers (Call (815) 678-4532, ext. 8144 for Discount Code)
Ages 16+. Register by 9/25.

Fire, water, earth, and air are the four sacred elements of ancient philosophy. Fire both destroys and renews life and also plays an important role in the ecology of the Midwest —and our attitudes toward fire have changed greatly over time. Seventy-five years ago we tried to stop every landscape fire as soon as possible. Now we set prescribed fires to achieve our strategic management goals. This dramatic cultural shift in attitudes appeared in popular culture, land management, and science.

Learn about fire, assist with reforestation efforts, plant trees and build protective cages. You can help make a difference! Take a volunteer mini-vacation to learn about, engage with, and take part in conserving our local treasures!

Past Weekends 
Over the past nine years, Fall and Spring 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 year 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.