Lake Forest: Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve

Sponsoring Club: 
Yale Club of Chicago
When: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 
1401 Middlefork Dr
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The entrance is off Rt 43/Waukegan Road; parking in the Elewa Farms parking lot.

Description: 
Home to a rare tallgrass savanna, Middlefork Savanna features a mix of oak savanna and woodlands, wet and mesic prairies, sedge meadows, and marshes. Middlefork provides valuable protection for many state and federally listed species. A 25-acre parcel here is considered the highest quality tallgrass savanna of its kind in the nation and recognized as a globally threatened ecosystem.
 
For the Yale Day of Service, we will help with an eco-preserving activity- clearing garlic mustard, an invasive species, from designated areas in the forest preserve.  
 
Volunteers must wear pants, long sleeves, and garden gloves.
Site Coordinator: 
Martha P. Arroyo ‘91
224-475-2203