Ready for some fresh air and exercise to help shake off those midwinter blues? Like the idea of practicing some stewardship at the same time? Friends of Sangamon Valley, a charitable membership organization dedicated to the preservation of our natural heritage by acquiring, restoring and protecting ecologically significant lands in the Sangamon River watershed, is hosting a series of workdays to do the dirty work of maintaining local natural areas entrusted to its care. Rest assured, if your familiarity with the great outdoors is a little limited, experienced Friends volunteers are always willing to share their knowledge and experience with people new to stewardship activities. This weekend the volunteer crew is headed to Walden West near Manito. Call Friends executive director Vernon LaGesse to make the required reservations and to get information about the point of department and travel time. Boots and gloves are highly recommended for the work at hand and masks are an absolute necessity for participation.

Friends of Sangamon Valley workday
Sat., Jan 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walden West, Manito
217-525-1410

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