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This Month:

Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:00 p.m.:

Managing Weeds Without Using Chemicals

BlackmoreMary Blackmore has been involved in various aspects of natural areas management in northwestern Illinois for over 30 years. Over that time she has worked as a volunteer for several local non-profit organizations, focusing on herbicide-free methods and volunteer recruitment and retention. In 1992 she began studying the efficacy of using goats to control woody vegetation in small prairie tracts, using her own herd. Currently she is the stewardship volunteer coordinator at two preserves in Ogle County which are owned and managed by the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society.

We meet at Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114, in the Woodward Technology Center (WTC), rooms 141-142. Look for signs as you enter WTC. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m. to socialize before the 7:00 meeting, browse the merchandise tables, and check out the library and Wild Ones information booths. This program is free and open to the public.