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Next meeting: Monday, June 7, 2021; 7:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Conference.
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By Phone: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 842 2294 2851
Passcode: 733964

Our meetings are regularly held on the first Monday of each month. The July meeting tentatively will be held on Tuesday, July 6 to accommodate Monday federal observance of the July 4th holiday. Details confirming the July meeting date will be forthcoming.

The WC continues to plan improvements for the walking trails and your experience in our forest preserves. We will be adding more “timber turnpikes” made of packed soil and wood chips secured with tree limb edging on the wettest parts of East Woods trails and installing trail name signs for better identification. We hope these future improvements will make your forest preserves experience safer and more enjoyable.

Please stay on the walking trails to avoid understory vegetation where tick populations are predicted to be abundant this season. Here is a timely news article on tick encounters and tick-borne diseases for your information:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/ticks-protect-lyme-deer-dog-lonestar/2021/05/22/6c41bb40-ba54-11eb-a6b1-81296da0339b_story.html

For your summer pleasure reading, we recommend Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard. Here is a recent Washington Post article about the author/scientist and her notable influence: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/a-scientists-career-in-communion-with-trees/2021/05/20/382b7838-ac1b-11eb-ab4c-986555a1c511_story.html

Stay healthy and safe and enjoy the beauty of nature in our East and West Woods.

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