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Bliss Woods habitat restoration work day scheduled for Sept. 28

David Marek of Kaneville and Margie Groot of Sugar Grove work on removing honeysuckle from Bliss Woods Forest Preserve at a previous habitat restoration work day. Marek would apply herbicide to the stumps after Groot cut the plants.
David Marek of Kaneville and Margie Groot of Sugar Grove work on removing honeysuckle from Bliss Woods Forest Preserve at a previous habitat restoration work day. Marek would apply herbicide to the stumps after Groot cut the plants.

SUGAR GROVE – The public is invited to a habitat restoration work day at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve from 9 a.m. to noon on Sat. Sept. 28.

Volunteers will be gathering and spreading seeds and cutting invasive brush. Tools are provided but volunteers may bring their favorite loppers and hand cutters.

Bliss Woods is a woodland hosting many unusual plants, and removing invasive species will help sustain its unique nature, according to a news release.

Volunteers are asked to wear long sleeves, long pants, work gloves and sturdy shoes. The group will meet in the main parking lot. Bliss Woods entrance in on Bliss Road just east of Route 47 in Sugar Grove. 

Refreshments will be available at the break. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For further information please email Mary Ochsenschlager at maryoxie@sbcglobal.net or call Robb at the Kane County Forest Preserve at 630-232-5980. 

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