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 visit our Facebook page or contact Tom Simpson at tsimpson@mccdistrict.org or(815) 678·4532 Ext. 8218.

Weekend of Restoration - Water: The Essential Substance
October 2 and 3, Saturday 8 a.m. to noon Sunday
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park

Cost: $25 per person; $15 Seniors (60+); $20 Students.
Registration Code: 7408
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.

Welcome you back to Camp Hackmatack, as we partner with Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge for an exciting weekend. Water is the theme  as we progress to the third of the ancient Greek elements that make up the universe: fire, earth, water, and air. Water is the universal solvent, the essential medium of life, the home of the first life on earth, and 60% of the human body. We will explore its mysterious properties and sing its praises.

Join us for a weekend of learning, exploration, and restoration as we plant native trees and shrubs to restore the land. We will spend most of our time outdoors, so come dressed for the weather. Fee includes lunch and supper on Saturday and continental breakfast Sunday morning. There are several motels within 15 minutes of the park and camping in the park is free for this event only!

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.