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Upcoming Events

Family Buckthorn Cut
Old School

Family Buckthorn Cut
Old School

Saturday, November 05

9 AM - 11 AM

8+, with Adult


Between 8 and 99 $5.00 $7.00

This event requires registration.

Registration is open.

Important: Registration closes at 12:00 AM the day of the program. Please register before then to reserve your spot.


This is the perfect opportunity to learn about invasive European Buckthorn, how to remove it, while participating in actual forest preserve restoration. By working closely with staff and trained volunteers, you will learn how to safely use bow saws and loppers to effectively rid our forest preserves of this plant. Other seasonal restoration activities may be included.

Multiple families and individuals are welcome and will be working together during the session.  All tools and safety equiptment will be provided. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Meet at Shelter A.

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Mark Hurley

Old School 28285 St. Mary's Road
Mettawa, IL, 60048

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