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National Public Lands Day - Seed Harvest

​Saturday, Sept. 22; 10 a.m. - Noon​​​​

Dick Young
IMAGE: Seed Harvest. Photo by Community Affairs Specialist Brittany Kovach
Calling volunteers of all ages! Come participate in our National Public Lands Day event. This year, we're having a big seed harvest. Natural Resources Management staff will show volunteers how to harvest seeds from specific kinds of plants. Next, you'll head out into the prairie at Dick Young Forest Preserve, to collect seed with buckets. Groups of less than 10 do not need to register. Groups of 10 or more, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 630-762-2741 to RSVP. See our flyer​​ for more details!

Harvest of the Acorn Moon Festival

​Sunday, Sept. 30; 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.​

IMAGE: Harvest of the Acorn Moon Festival. Photo by Community Affairs Specialist Brittany Kovach
Celebrate autumn's arrival with the Forest Preserve District! At this popular family-friendly festival, we'll have pumpkin painting, games, guided hikes, nature crafts, folk music and refreshments. No registration is required. See our flyer​ for more information.

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