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MCCD to give program details at open house

Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

RINGWOOD – Learn about McHenry County Conservation District’s People and Nature Programs during an open house and free introductory session April 9.

The drop-in event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road.

The People and Nature Program is designed to serve the homeowner, volunteer steward, nature educator or lover of the outdoors. The programs cover topics on ecological restoration, landscaping with nature and nature interpretation.

Those interested in one of the conservation district’s certificate programs can have their questions answered and get a $15 credit toward a future workshop. Returning participants also are encouraged to attend.

Tom Simpson, research field station ecologist and coordinator of the People and Nature Programs, will talk briefly about the program and answer questions, and then give a short presentation, “Trees and Fire: The Importance of Seeing the Forest for the Trees,” at 7:15 p.m. 

Registration is not required for this free introductory session.

For information, call Simpson at 815-678-4532 or visit 

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