Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Twin Groves School District, Wheeling
Girl Scouts Volunteer at Ryerson Woods
Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 8:00-12:00
Ryerson Woods Welcome Center, 21950 N. Riverwoods Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
Why: To help the environment, to gain service hours, to complete requirements for a badge, to have some fun outside, to work along with and meet other girl scouts
When: Saturday, May 19 from 8:00-12:00. Come for the entire time; come for an hour!
Where: Meet atRyerson Woods Welcome Center, 21950 N. Riverwoods Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015
What: We will be replanting native plants in a rain garden. Last year, a rain garden was developed to capture and hold storm water runoff. The garden allows rainwater to be absorbed into the soil, instead of letting it move over the land to the Des Plaines River. Over the course of the year, some of the plants did not survive. We will be replacing some of the lost plants in this garden.
We will also be removing garlic mustard, a non-native plant species. This plant is considered to be invasive—it takes over the soil so that the native species do not have room or the proper environment to thrive.
Details: Hand tools will be provided. Bring work gloves. Wear closed-toed shoes, and clothing suitable for the weather. Wear raingear if appropriate. Parents are welcome.
Questions or would like to RSVP? Please click here to send an email to the Event Coordinator!