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MCCD to host People and Nature open house

RINGWOOD – Area residents can learn about McHenry County Conservation District’s People and Nature programs during an open house and free introductory session July 23.

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

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.

Attendance earns a $15 credit toward one’s next workshop. Returning participants are encouraged to attend.

Tom Simpson, research field station ecologist and coordinator of the People and Nature programs, will talk briefly about the programs and answer questions, and then give a short presentation, “What is a Flower?,” at 7:15 p.m. 

Registration is not required. For information, call Simpson at 815-678-4532 or visit 


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