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Dick Young Forest Preserve, also known as Nelson Lake Marsh, in Batavia was named for the late World War II veteran Dick Young.

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Kane County Forest Preserve restoration ecologist Ben Haberthur explains the finer points of planting to a group of volunteers. Haberthur, a Marine, launched the Veterans Conservation Corps of Chicagoland this year.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2011

The sun slips beyond the horizon at Nelson Lake Marsh in Batavia, also known as Dick Young Forest Preserve. Veterans Conservation Corps of Chicagoland will hold a volunteer workday at the site Saturday, Dec. 8.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer, 2002

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Join the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia, Saturday, Dec. 8, for a day of conservation, recreation and patriotism. Volunteers and veterans are needed to support the work of the Veterans Conservation Corps of Chicagoland.
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    • Dick Young Forest Preserve, also known as Nelson Lake Marsh, in Batavia was named for the late World War II veteran Dick Young.
    •  Kane County Forest Preserve restoration ecologist Ben Haberthur explains the finer points of planting to a group of volunteers. Haberthur, a Marine, launched the Veterans Conservation Corps of Chicagoland this year.
    •  The sun slips beyond the horizon at Nelson Lake Marsh in Batavia, also known as Dick Young Forest Preserve. Veterans Conservation Corps of Chicagoland will hold a volunteer workday at the site Saturday, Dec. 8.
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