Plug Planting Volunteer Day at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge

Help restore rare prairie and savanna habitats at the Hickory Hollow tract of the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge! Volunteers will plant plugs (seedlings) of a variety of native species such as leadplant, cream gentian, and prairie violets.

Snacks, water, tools, and gloves will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing for fieldwork (e.g., long pants, closed-toe shoes). Children 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or other chaperone.

Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the parking lot by the observation tower. Click here for a map and driving directions.

Please email us at if you plan to attend.

P.S. If you live in Chicago and would like a ride, we will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. at the back of the Monadnock Building (53 West Van Buren Street) and driving down to the Refuge. There will be room for 12 people and you must sign up below to reserve a seat. 


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