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Posted on: March 26, 2018

HQRA Restoration Project Sign-Up is Open!

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and The Conservation Foundation are pleased to announce their Spring Restoration Project as 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 Now or contact Tara Neff at The Conservation Foundation:  (630) 428-2500, x123 or Email.  


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