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MCCD workshop to cover role of soil, water in restoration

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:20 a.m. CST

RINGWOOD – Understanding the soil and water of a property is necessary for ecological restoration, and a McHenry County Conservation District workshop will tackle the topic.

The class, which is called Getting to Know Your Land: Soil and Hydrology, is a part of the district's People and Nature Program. The program is designed for those interested in learning how nature works and how to protect it.

As a part of this workshop, participants will prepare a summary of the soil and hydrology of their property with the help of expert instructors.

The class will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood.

Part of the class will be outdoors, so participants should dress for the weather. They should also bring a sack lunch and something to drink.

This program is for those 14 years and older. The cost is $40 for county residents and $45 for non-residents.

The deadline to register is May 30. Participants will also need to email the program's coordinator, Tom Simpson, at by May 30 and provide a description and the address of the property or the tract of land they will work on.

Registration is available online at, by mail and walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake, or walk-in only at Lost Valley Visitor Center, Route 31 and Harts Road in Ringwood.

- Northwest Herald

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