Call for volunteers at Nygren Wetland Preserve

Call for volunteers at Nygren Wetland Preserve


The Natural Land Institute need your help on June 7 and 8 to plant native prairie seedlings and trees at the Nygren Wetland Preserve at 3190 W. Rockton Rd. about a mile west of Rockton. You can help restore land for cranes, river otters and other wildlife at the 721-acre preserve where the Rock and Pecatonica rivers meet.

You can help restore natural beauty by planting shooting stars, wild columbine and pale purple coneflowers in the preserve nursery. These plants assure a supply of native seeds for the ongoing restoration of the land.

Sugar maples, bur oaks, basswoods and hickories will be planted on 28 acres of bottomland along the Pecatonica River on the south edge of the preserve. Enjoy a pleasant, scenic ride to the site on a hay wagon pulled by a tractor.

Families, individuals, Scouts, 4-H groups and church groups are welcome. Come for the day between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or for a couple hours. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please bring a lunch if you plan to stay. A hat, sturdy shoes, long pants, gloves and sun screen are recommended. If you can, please bring a shovel.

Information: call NLI at 964-6666.

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