The Plants of Concern training workshops will give you an opportunity to learn monitoring skills or to refresh your skills for the new season. We ask any monitors who have never been to a workshop, including new volunteers, to attend. Workshops are held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
On August 2nd, Gretel and Daniella attended the dedication of a bench at Lake in the Hills fen in memory of long-time Plants of Concern volunteer Barbara Wilson. Barb devoted many hours to restoring habitat, monitoring rare plants, seed collecting, and educating others at the Lake in the Hills fen. She was in involved in prairie restoration for over 30 years. Friends and family gathered to honor her memory and share stories of this amazing woman who was a mentor to many.