Winnebago County Forest Preserve District to hold land restoration open house April 1

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

The Winnebago County Forest Preserve District will conduct an open house Tuesday, April 1, to inform the public about its latest restoration plans.

The meeting will include PowerPoint presentations of how the district is restoring and managing natural communities in forest preserves this year. A presentation of the district’s ecological restoration program will also be featured.

The open house is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the forest preserve headquarters, 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford. Refreshments will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by presentations and a question-and-answer period.

The Winnebago County Forest Preserve District’s ecological restoration program restores and manages nearly 10,000 acres to achieve healthy ecosystems, quality wildlife habitat, plant and animal biodiversity, and natural landscapes for recreation and education.

Posted March 31, 2014