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Plug Planting Volunteer Day at the Dixon Refuge

  • Dixon Waterfowl Refuge (map)

PLEASE NOTE NEW 11:00 a.m. START TIME! Help restore rare prairie and savanna habitats at the Sandy Hollow tract of the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge! Volunteers will plant plugs (seedlings) of a variety of native species like milkweed and purple prairie clover. Since we’re several years into restoration of Sandy Hollow and many of the common species previously planted are well established, we’ll start planting some less common ones this year as well.

Lunch, 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 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot at the Sandy Hollow entrance (not at the observation tower through the main entrance). The Sandy Hollow entrance is about 1.5 miles south of the Refuge’s main entrance on Route 26. Look for the large green sign on the west side of Route 26 marking the Sandy Hollow entrance. Click here for a map of the Refuge that shows the different entrances.

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