Lake Forest: Middlefork Savannah

Sponsoring Club: 
Yale Club of Chicago
Co-sponsor(s): 
Boy Scout Troop 194
Yale Blue Green
When: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 
1401 Middlefork Dr
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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.  This is our yearly battle with garlic mustard!
 
Bring garden work gloves, long-sleeve T-shirt, long pants to be tucked into socks. 
 
We will meet in the parking lot of Elawa farms (off Rt 21 and Waukegan Rd). 
Site Coordinator: 
Martha P. Arroyo ‘91 
cell: 224-475-2203