The Land Conservancy hosts 'Nature Talk' workshop Feb. 1
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is hosting a workshop that will give participants the tools to inspire others to become advocates for local natural communities.
The workshop takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Woodstock Public Library, 414 Judd St. in Woodstock.
Following the classroom session, the outdoor portion of the workshop will take place at Ryder's Woods, 750 Kimball Ave. in Woodstock.
"Nature Talk" is free and open to anyone who has an interest in nature and sharing nature concepts with others. Participants may include experienced teachers, science professionals, volunteers, site stewards or interested members of the public.
Melissa Grycan, an ecologist with the Land Conservancy of McHenry County, and educator Sarah Michehl will share techniques on how to:
• Talk to friends and neighbors about native plants and pollinators;
• Engage new volunteers at a restoration workday;
• Lead nature hikes and share nature concepts with the public in a meaningful way.
To register, and for more information regarding this workshop, visit www.conservemc.org or call (815) 337-9502.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based, private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.
McHenry County's landscape is richly diversified. Its features range from glacial remnants such as kames, moraines and outwash plains to the more recent woodlands, prairies, stream corridors, bogs and fens.
Since 1991, The Land Conservancy has helped protect more than 2,500 acres of McHenry County's prairies, wetlands and woodlands by working with private landowners, communities and other partners. They do this by accepting donated conservation easements and direct acquisition of property (through purchase or donation).