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posted: 4/18/2014 2:40 PM

Train to count rare plants for forest district

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Submitted by Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Help the Forest Preserve District of Kane County monitor rare but important plant species through "Plants of Concern Training."

The district invites volunteers to take this specialized course on Sunday, April 27, at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve, inside the Barbara Belding Lodge.

The training program will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During the program, attendees will learn how to create ecological quadrants and use GPS to count blooms and stems for threatened and endangered plants. There will be classroom instruction followed by an outdoor field session.

There is no charge for the training, but advance registration is required. Call (630) 762-2741 or email to register or for more information.

A light breakfast is included. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch.

Brewster Creek Forest Preserve is at 6N921 Route 25, St. Charles.

For more information on volunteering with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, visit