Invasive Species Removal Project

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Next May, Living Lands & Waters (LL&W) will be launching the second year of our Invasive Species Removal project. Our biggest focus will be eradicating Japanese Honeysuckle at Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton, IL. L&W will host several removal events.  LL&W is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to come assist!

When will this project occur?

Times will either be 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm. With lunch provided. Due to the nature of this work, participants are required to be 16 years of age or older

What is an invasive species?

A species is invasive when it is both non-native to the ecosystem in which it is found and capable of causing environmental, economic, or human harm.

Why is this project important?

These species have the ability to invade natural systems and proliferate, often dominating in a community and sometimes to the exclusion of native species. Non-native invasive species typically displace native flora because they have faster growth rates, efficient dispersal mechanisms, and tolerance of a wider range of conditions.


Please contact Dan by email or phone @ 309.236.6599

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Would you like to volunteer for an invasive species removal event in May of 2015?! Click here to register!