Natives Walk with Erin Garret | Kankakee County

Join the University of Illinois Extension Educator Erin Garret for an amazing walk through prairie, forest, and wetland ecosystems!

Aroma Land and Water Reserve is a unique landscape among Illinois parks. Under the protection of the department of natural resources, this unique reserve contains three distinct types of ecosystems: native prairie, wetland, and riverside ecosystems.

Join Educator Erin Garrett for a plant identification hike at the Aroma Land and Water Reserve on August 5 from 2:00pm. Walk through prairie, forest, and wetland ecosystems while discussing the plants we see along the way and how to identify them.

Erin Garrett is a Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Educator for University of Illinois Extension serving Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, and Union counties. Erin develops and delivers high impact programming to adults and youth to help them develop an appreciation for natural resources and to empower them to make small changes to positively impact the environment. Erin’s programming focuses on why homeowners should consider choosing native plants, how to support native pollinators, how to identify grasses, how to identify and manage invasive species, and developing an appreciation for prairie ecosystems.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact froning@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

 

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