Next meeting: Monday, April 5, 2021; 7:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Conference.
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By Phone: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 891 6473 2756
Our meetings are regularly held on the first Monday of each month. The May meeting will be held on Monday, May 3.
The WC has been working to improve the walking trails and your experience in our forest preserves. We have created “timber turnpikes” made of packed soil and wood chips secured with tree limb edging on the wettest parts of several East Woods trails. We added brown gravel at the Maple Avenue Extended entrance to the East Woods stabilizing this wet trail section. We will continue with trail maintenance projects in the future. We hope these improvements make your forest preserves experience safer and more enjoyable.
Each Spring the WC schedules a West Woods Cleanup Day but this year, because of the pandemic, we do not want people to congregate in work groups even for this worthwhile effort. However, there are several cleanup projects to be completed. If you or your family are interested in volunteering in the West Woods, please contact Joan Mahaffey at [email protected]. Joan has a list of cleanup projects needing volunteers. She will explain the project and its West Woods location and provide you with trash bags and other supplies you might need. In addition to the satisfaction of having created a cleaner forest area, you will be rewarded with a sense of peace and beauty from your experience with nature.