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Date:
April 28, 2018
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Time Details:
Deadline to Register: April 16 | See Event Info for Full Event Timeline
Address:
Lemont, IL 60439
Contact:
Tara Neff at The Conservation Foundation
Email:
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Earth Day Heritage Quarries Restoration Volunteer Workday (Sponsored by CITGO)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and The Conservation Foundation are pleased to announce our spring restoration project at the 100 acre Heritage Quarries Recreation Area in Lemont.

Heritage Quarries Recreation Area Volunteer Workday | April 28, 2018
CITGO Petroleum and The Conservation Foundation are pleased to announce our spring restoration project at the 100 acre Heritage Quarries Recreation Area in Lemont.  These quarries provided the dolomite limestone used in many buildings in northeastern Illinois, including the Chicago Water Tower and Holy Name Cathedral. Over time, the quarries filled with water and are now a regional recreational resource.

Volunteers will help restore natural areas within the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area by removing invasive species. The goal of this project is to restore plant and animal diversity.

Long sleeved shirts, long pants and appropriate footwear are recommended. Please bring work gloves and a refillable water bottle.  Tools will be provided.

EVENT TIMELINE:
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.          Volunteers check in at Lemont High School
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.          Buses transport volunteers to the HQRA worksite
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.        Volunteers work at the HQRA worksite
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.      Buses transport volunteers back to Lemont High School

Registration Deadline is April 16, 2018.

Register at:   https://hqra_volunteer_workday_april_28_2018.eventbrite.com

Contact Tara Neff at The Conservation Foundation:  at 630-428-4500 x 123 or tneff@theconservationfoundation.org for more information.