Oak Keepers Workshop
It's not too early to sign up! If you want to learn about our oak ecosystems and how to keep them healthy, you'll like this series of four workshops, especially if you have oaks on your property!
People who complete at least three of the four workshops receive an Oak Keeper certificate, an exclusive Oak Keeper t-shirt, a 6-month membership to TLC, and an opportunity to host your own workday at your property!
Oak Keepers Workshop Schedule - 2017
April 8 - Site Assessment, learn about the soils, trees, topography and potential your site holds.
April 22 - Tree and Shrub Identifications, learn to identify some of the most common native and non-native species.
May 6 - Explore a Healthy Woodland, a guided hike through a healthy woodland by the ecologist who spent 15 years restoring it.
May 13 - Work-A-Woodland, hands-on equipment demonstrations, proper herbicide practices, brush pile management, and safety gear.
All workshops are on Saturday mornings and only 1 1/2 hours long to fit into your busy schedule. Locations vary.
Cost is $35/members, $50/non-members. Register online at conservemc.org or call 815/337-9502.
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Training is held each Spring to teach volunteers to conduct basic ecological assessments of the county's privately owned oak woods. Contact Linda Balek @ 815-337-9502 for more information.