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 XXI - The River returns to its Source
October 1 and 2, Saturday 8 a.m. to noon Sunday
9503 Wright Road, Harvard

Cost: $25 per person; $15 Seniors (60+); $20 Students.
Registration Code: 8196
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.

The Weekend of Restoration is going on the road for its 21st iteration and we're returning to the water, where the Weekend began in 2011 with the restoration of Turtle Marsh. Following with our theme of Rivers and Streams, we will experience how people have understood them in literature, science, and music. Rivers connect the mountains and the seas and hold a rich diversity of life all their own. They remind us of the passing of time and our mortality, and in their constancy, they are symbols of the ever-newness of existence. Come join us to restore a stream, plant oaks and native shrubs, build stream riffles, sing songs, and discuss what streams mean to all of us. We will spend most of our time outdoors, so come dressed for the weather. Visit our Facebook Page @MCCDWEOR

Past Weekends 
Over the past 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.