Thursday, April 29, 2010

ISAM Events for first weekend of May

A good set of events to kick off ISAM, here is a list of the events scheduled for the first weekend in May. Check with for more details about specific events.

May 1st

1. Garlic Mustard Madness Educational Hike - Coral Woods, Marengo (McHenry County Conservation District

2. The Wonders of Bell Smith Springs - Bay Creek Campground (Shawnee National Forest)

3. Volunteer Stewardship Day - Burnham Nature Sanctuary (Chicago Park District)

4. Volunteer Workday, European Buckthorn Removal - Grainger Woods and Independence Grove Forest Preserves, Lake County (Lake County Forest Preserve District)

5. Garlic Mustard Pull Workday - Chautauqua Bottoms , Carbondale (Green Earth Inc.)

6. Invasive Plant Hike – Giant City State Park, Makanda (Friends of Giant City)

May 2nd

1. Volunteer Stewardship Day - Nichols Park (Chicago Park District)

Call for Volunteers - May 1 Carbondale Area

Call for Volunteers:

Green Earth will be hosting an invasive species removal workday Saturday May 1, 9:00 am to noon, targeting the aggressive garlic mustard plant. Garlic mustard will be hand-pulled, bagged, and removed from Green Earth's Chautauqua Bottoms Nature Preserve.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Community Life Center Parking area, 2500 Sunset Road, Carbondale, at 9:00 to receive a quick briefing on identifying and handling of garlic mustard. Groups will then walk or carpool to assigned area of the preserve. Please wear long pants, long sleeves, and shoes that can get wet. Green Earth will supply garbage bags, water, and snacks.

For more information call or email Stephanie Eichholz at 618 201-3774 or

Wednesday, April 21, 2010