4-H Green Communities Project
Did you know that Illinois once held 14 million acres of trees, but that number has dropped to 5 million due to modern development practices? Illinois 4-H has partnered with Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts to help turn the tide by planting more than 900 oak trees in 38 counties across Illinois this spring and we need YOUR help!
We will be planting fire-resistant, native oak species in public spaces where the community can enjoy the benefits. These 25-tree savannas will help rebuild our native ecosystems, 3/4 of an acre at a time.
- Add trees to a local bike trail area
- Gain service hours for your school and/or a state activity for 4-H record
- Help the environment and your community
- Build a legacy for future generations to enjoy
4-H families and community members are invited to join the Green Trees Planting Project with 4-H and University of Illinois Extension in partnership with the Kendall County Soil and Water Conservation District.
- 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 8 (Rain date: TBD)
- Oswegoland Park District, Bluegrass Prairie Park West (on Bluegrass Parkway, between Douglas Road and Fifth Street, south of Route 34)
- Find printable map here
A few notes:
- An adult/parent/guardian will need to be present for your youth participants
- Feel free to bring tools, such as shovels, hand trowels, gloves, etc.
- You also may want to bring water to drink. Snacks will be provided.
- Please wear close-toed shoes and dress appropriate for the weather and for getting dirty!
Questions? Contact Kim Eisnaugle | 4-H Program Coordinator | email@example.com | 630-553-5823
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact the event coordinator (above). Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.