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Registration open for Weekend of Restoration

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 1:27 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 1:32 p.m. CST

RINGWOOD – The oak woodlands of Glacial Park will be the focus of a restoration effort this coming October.

The McHenry County Conservation District hosts a "Weekend of Restoration" each year designed to give a small group of volunteers the opportunity to restore the conservation area outside Ringwood and learn about its history and ecology.

The weekend will take place Oct. 3 to 5 at Glacial Park, which is located at Route 31 and Harts Road.

The group, which is limited to 30 people, will explore the landscape around the Powers-Walker historic homestead and then restore the adjacent oak woodlands.

The deadline to register is Sept. 26, and the program is open to those 16 years and older.

The cost is $70 a person, $50 for seniors 60 years and older and $35 for students. A register with a friend discount gives registrants $20 off their second registration.

The fee includes meals and the opportunity to camp at Glacial Park for free. The park is equipped with indoor restrooms and showers, but campers should bring their own camping equipment.

For more information or to register, contact Tom Simpson at (815) 678-4532 Ext. 8218 or at

Information and photos from previous Weekends of Restoration are available on Facebook at

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