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April 2021

Illinois Prairie Path: Board Meeting – teleconference

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Everyone is welcome!  Please email us    info@ipp.org   if you'd like to come or if you have questions.  Thank you!

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Elmhurst Park District: Great Western Prairie Work Day – IPP Main Stem

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IPP – Elmhurst, Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path Lane
Elmhurst,
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The Elmhurst Great Western Prairie is a small, long and narrow remnant of the black soil eastern tallgrass prairie that once was the dominant ecosystem throughout the state of Illinois. As a remnant black soil prairie, as opposed to a “prairie restoration”, it has been native grassland since European settlement and contains plants and perhaps insects & animals that have lived on the site since long before that time. It contains several geologic features with corresponding plant communities including a…

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May 2021

Illinois Prairie Path: Board Meeting – TBD

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Everyone is welcome!  Please email us    info@ipp.org   if you'd like to come or if you have questions.  Thank you!  

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June 2021

Illinois Prairie Path: Board Meeting – TBD

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Everyone is welcome!  Please email us at   info@ipp.org   if you'd like to attend or if you have questions.  Thank you!

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Elmhurst Park District: Great Western Prairie Work Day

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IPP – Elmhurst, Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path Lane
Elmhurst,
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Do you want to learn about prairies and help maintain them?  Volunteers are needed.  Help pick up litter, clear weeds and brush, collect, spread and plant seeds.  Bring work gloves; wear work clothes and sturdy shoes.  Long pants are a must!  Loppers if you have them.  Mosquito repellent & sun screen.             Please join the group!   We meet on the east side of Berkley Avenue at the Illinois Prairie Path (Prairie Path Lane). That…

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DuPage County: Bike to Work 2021 – Elmhurst

June 22 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Prairie Path Lane and Spring Road, Prairie Path Lane and Spring Road
Elmhurst, IL
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YOU'RE INVITED! Chairman Dan Cronin’s BIKE TO WORK 2021 Location Illinois Prairie Path at Spring Road Elmhurst, Illinois Date and Time Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Meet at 7:00 AM Departure at 7:30 AM What is    Bike to Work? Bike to Work is your opportunity to ride with DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin!  Please join us in Elmhurst, where we will begin our trip by following the Illinois Praire Path to the DuPage County complex in Wheaton. After the…

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Illinois Prairie Path: Clean Up Event – any day you choose!!

June 27

We need your help!! The Illinois Prairie Path board decided to postpone this year's formal trail cleanup until fall.  Although there will be no coordinated effort, we encourage individuals to go out on their own!!  Please help keep the Prairie Path looking its best!! Bring a trash bag on your next walk - before the vegetation hides the litter.  Leave your full trash bags near a trash can, or at the intersection of the IPP and a major road for…

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July 2021

Illinois Prairie Path: Clean Up Event – any day you choose!!

July 10

We need your help!! The Illinois Prairie Path board decided to postpone this year's formal trail cleanup until Fall.  Although there will be no coordinated effort, we encourage individuals to go out on their own!!  Please help keep the Prairie Path looking its best!! Bring a trash bag on your next walk - before the vegetation hides the litter.  Leave your full trash bags near a trash can, or at the intersection of the IPP and a major road for…

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Elmhurst Park District: Great Western Prairie Work Day

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IPP – Elmhurst, Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path Lane
Elmhurst,
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Do you want to learn about prairies and help maintain them?  Volunteers are needed.  Help pick up litter, clear weeds and brush, collect, spread and plant seeds.  Bring work gloves; wear work clothes and sturdy shoes.  Long pants are a must!  Loppers if you have them.  Mosquito repellent & sun screen.             Please join the group!   We meet on the east side of Berkley Avenue at the Illinois Prairie Path (Prairie Path Lane). That…

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Elmhurst Park District: Great Western Prairie Work Day

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hello Everyone!   Last Saturday, we had a most wonderful and productive time on the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie, working on the western end of our tiny piece of paradise at Salt Creek.  Thanks to all who came out, with a special thanks to the several first timers!   On Monday, I walked the entire prairie and was shocked at the amount of Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) that has bolted this year, especially near Spring Road. Despite being a native, it can…

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