Sign up by Oct. 7 for MCCD's 'Weekend of Restoration'

Submitted by McHenry County Conservation District
Posted10/2/2019 7:58 PM

Connect to nature and community while enjoying a bit of history and science at McHenry County Conservation District's 16th "Weekend of Restoration" event.

"Camp Hackmatack: A Geological Perspective" will be offered at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and noon Sunday, Oct. 13, at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood.


This award-winning program is a mini-vacation that makes a difference.

Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge sits on an ancient landscape wrought over hundreds of millions of years by inland seas, glaciers, and the work of water and wind. The beautiful woods, wetlands, and prairies around which the refuge is built are a direct response to the land formed by these primeval forces.

Participants will travel a short distance north to look closely at the geological forms of Hackmatack and the events of the last Ice Age. To make the refuge a more beautiful place, the group will plant native trees and shrubs and build protective cages around the young oak trees to protect them from deer browse.

Come make a difference to a place that will one day be a jewel of the region and the NWR system.

It is open to ages 16 and older. Group size is limited to 30.

Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 7.

Register online at, program code 6285.

Cost which includes meals is $25; $15 for seniors, age 60 and older; or $20 for students. For information, contact Tom Simpson at (815) 678-4532, ext. 8218, or

Witness the activities and results of prior Weekends of Restoration at

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