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June 2021

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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July 2021

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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August 2021

Partners in Mission: Annual Bike Ride

August 7 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Please note that this is not an Illinois Prairie Path event but may be of interest to IPP members & users especially because a good portion of the ride will be on the Path.   ***********************************************     Riders, Excitement is building around the 8th annual PIM bike ride taking place on August 7th. New riders have been registering in addition to long standing riders/supporters. Over the course of the last eight years, two hundred fifty different riders…

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The Resiliency Institute: Forest Garden Friends Volunteer Date – Naperville

August 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Ferry Forest Garden, 30W060 W Ferry Road
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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The Resiliency Institute welcomes volunteers as Forest Garden Friends (forestgardenfriends.com) to help manage and maintain this community forest garden. Volunteering is an opportunity to learn about permaculture, nourish yourself with fresh air and nature, perform community service, and be rewarded with foraged food! 2021 Forest Garden Friends Volunteer Date: Saturday, August 7th from 12:30 - 2:00 To find out more visit: https://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/grow/ferry-forest-garden/ or contact Jodi Trendler at jodi@theresiliencyinstitute.net. Illinois Prairie Path users are encouraged to visit the Ferry Forest Garden…

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Illinois Prairie Path: Board Meeting – teleconference

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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Elmhurst Park District: Great Western Prairie Work Day

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hello, All You Fine Prairie Volunteers!   Have you been out to the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie recently?  Yellow, red, blue and violet flowers in great abundance, Sawtooth Sunflowers over nine feet tall and butterflies by the hundreds!   Our next volunteer work day at the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie is Saturday, August 21 from 9:00 AM until noon and a second special work day on Saturday, August 28.      This year the EGWP has a large amount of Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia…

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Elmhurst Park District: Great Western Prairie Work Day

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Keith Olson, David Terrill and I met and discussed the mounting army of invasive Cut leaf Teasel plants (Dipsacus laciniatus) that are assembling just to the west of Salt Creek and east of Rt 83.  We are calling a special work day for this Saturday, August 28 from 9:00 until noon to concentrate on this plant.  It is currently flowering and we want to catch it before it drops seed.  Simple task, cutting the seed heads with hand clippers and collecting in bags for removal.  Unfortunately we don't…

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Valley Model Railroad Club: Open House & Swap meet – South Elgin

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clintonville Substation, 33W519 Kenyon Rd
South Elgin, IL
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Clintonville Substation Located a couple of miles before the end of the Elgin Branch of the IPP and approximately 15 feet off the IPP is the Clintonville power substation. It is a substantial brick building constructed in 1903, which once operated as a passenger train station of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad (CA&E). The parking lot and grounds are always open to the public and visitors are welcome to stop in the building during club hours. The Valley Model…

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September 2021

Illinois Prairie Path: Board Meeting – Teleconference

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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