OGLE COUNTY — The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) has been awarded a grant for stewardship work on the Sand Ridge Prairie which it purchased nearly four years ago. The grant, awarded by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, will support removal of invasive weeds, including overgrown conifers, restoring a degraded deciduous woods to oak savannah, conducting prescribed burns, collecting and dispersing seeds in sites to re-establish the native ecosystem, and flora and fauna surveys.
Work will be done by volunteers, including PPSOC members and those in the general public who are interested in helping. Anyone who wants to help should contact PPSOC at 815-732-7332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the complete article see the 07-27-2014 issue.