Join us on January 10 from 10am to 1pm to remove the invasive tree Callery Pear at Cressmoor Prairie. Cressmoor Prairie is one of the last remaining black soil prairies in the state of Indiana. Native wildflowers, tall grasses, and the myriad pollinators, insects, and other critters that rely on them are adapted to high levels of sunlight. When shrubs and tree saplings that start to invade a prairie, they create shade, decrease the amount of sunlight, and negatively impact the ability of our native plants to grow.
Located in Hobart Indiana, come out and join us as we restore the south-west corner of the preserve to its original prairie habitat! We will be meeting in the parking lot off Wisconsin Street adjacent to the YMCA. Follow the parking lot till it dead ends and meet us at the west entrance. The main parking lot is located on the west side of Lake Park Avenue. A secondary entrance is located on the west side of the preserve at W 40th Place, behind the Cressmoor Arms Apartment Complex. A loop trail traverses the property.
Visit our website to learn more about Cressmoor’s conservation area HERE.
Be prepared to work outside and dress appropriately for the weather. Due to weather permitting we have set a rescheduled date of January 13th from 10am-1pm. Check back on website or social media to stay updated if we decided to change dates. We will provide all the necessary equipment and gear, as well as granola bars and water. However, to reduce plastic waste, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle. Feel free to stay as little or as long as you’d like.
In order to best plan for the event, please RSVP below, by calling the office at 219-242-8558, or emailing email@example.com.
Tickets are not available as this event has passed.