Learn, enjoy and help

By Dr. Sonia Vogl
Vice President,
Illinois Renewable Energy Association

Those who are interested in being outdoors in a beautiful setting, helping the health of natural areas and learning about a precious piece of Illinois’ natural heritage will have the opportunity on Sundays, September 4 and 11.

The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) will have a service afternoon picking prairie seeds at 4 p.m. at Sand Ridge Prairie, 2879 S. Daysville Road. It’s easy work: Grab a bag, stroll through the grass and wildflowers, and gently pull seeds from designated plants. Seeds will later be planted in degraded spots to re-establish native prairie.

PPSOC, A small organization, not as big as Nachusa Grasslands, but the fortunate owner of the finest virgin sand prairie in northwest Illinois, needs to restore high quality remnants to the site.

To volunteer, just show up wearing good walking shoes. For more information, phone 815-732-7332 or 815-238-2683 or visit ppsoc.net.

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