The Land Conservancy of McHenry County offers beginner's chainsaw training
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is offering a beginner's chainsaw training course on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 Dean St. in Woodstock.
The cost of the course is $35 for TLC members and $50 for those who are not members of The Land Conservancy. Participants can register to attend at conservemc.org/beginners-chainsaw-training-2/.
The Land Conservancy's ecologist, Megan Oropeza, and Natural Land Institute's director of stewardship, Zach Grycan, will teach the basics of using a chainsaw in a hands-on way. Participants will be introduced to protective equipment, basic chainsaw maintenance and the development of technique to safely fell a tree and cut it up. This class is tailored toward beginners who have never used a chainsaw. The program is limited to 15 participants. Attendees should bring a lunch and water.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.