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The Land Conservancy offers fire workshop for landowners

WOODSTOCK – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County’s annual “Safe Use of Prescribed Fire Workshop for Landowners and Volunteers” will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23.

Registration is $20 for TLC members, $35 for nonmembers and $10 for TLC volunteers and firefighters. Lunch is included with the registration.

The course covers the basics of ecological fire management, equipment needs and safety in a morning classroom session, and then after lunch, the group will head out to conduct a training burn if weather permits. Equipment will be provided.

TLC ecologist Melissa Hormann will be the workshop leader. Hormann is a burn crew leader with experience leading more than 100 burns at natural areas throughout the Midwest. She’s led land restoration – including prescribed fires – for TLC for the past year.

The workshop will be held at TLC’s Office at Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 Dean St., Woodstock. The practice burn will be conducted at one of the natural areas at Hennen after lunch.

To register for the workshop, visit TLC’s website at www.conservemc.org, or call 815-337-9502.

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