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February 6th, 2018

The Oak Openings in My Backyard: One Landowner’s Restoration Story

Posted by: Sara DeMaria

No matter how large or small your property is, you can help preserve the best of the Oak Openings. Jon Cross did and now has some of the region’s rarest plants growing.

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November 8th, 2017

Training the Next Generation of Land Stewards

Posted by: Ashlee Decker

The Nature Conservancy is now hosting “Field Fridays” for area University students. Each Friday from 1pm-4pm, university students are invited to Kitty Todd Preserve to experience hands-on restoration activities. The Nature Conservancy has created a schedule for the students with…

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November 8th, 2017

Adopt-A-Natural Area

Posted by: Ashlee Decker

Last October over 60 students and faculty from Lourdes University joined Olander Park staff at Sylvan Prairie Park to kick off the Green Ribbon Initiative’s Adopt-A-Natural-Area (AANA) program.  With shovels, gloves, trowels, and bags in hand the students started work…

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November 8th, 2017

Oak Openings Region Conservancy Creature Feature

Posted by: Ashlee Decker

By Michelle Grigore, Published in the November Issue of Oak Openings Region Conservancy, “Sand Tracks”, A Green Ribbon Initiative Partner For as many decades as I’ve spent in our local forests, there is one critter that I’ve seen only once…

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