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MCCD hosts maple syrup, sugar demonstration

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

MARENGO – Go beyond the typical maple syrup-making demonstration and enjoy a sweet spring experience at McHenry County Conservation District’s “Maple Boil – Making Syrup & Sugar” from 7 to 9 p.m. March 11 at Coral Woods Conservation Area, 7400 Somerset, Marengo.

In this hands-on program for adults, participants will be actively involved as MCCD staff strive to finish a batch of maple syrup in the evaporator at Coral Woods. The group will try to take the process a step further to create maple cream and maple sugar candy.

If successful, each participant will bring home a small sample.

This is a weather-dependent process and success may be affected by the weather, as well as the volume and availability of this year’s sap run.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, and the program fee of $5 for county residents and $6.25 for nonresidents must accompany registration.

Registration will be accepted online at, by phone at 815-479-5779, by mail or by walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake.

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