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First Saturday Restoration Day at Keefer Nature Reserve

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until May 4, 2024


The location might change for Dec. 2, 2023. Contact Laura Helmich to confirm the location and let her know that you want to help on this date: lhelmich@naturalland.org or text: 712-301-1208.

First Saturday Restoration Days: Nov. – May

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Volunteering at the William & Gayle Keefer Nature Reserve is rewarding, especially when you see the spring ephemerals emerge in the woodlands after a long winter. Historic records show prairie and savanna in some areas of this site so staff and volunteers are working to restore these places. There are quarries on this site that we are also working to restore to native habitat.

Removing bush honeysuckle, removing old fences or installing new fences, clearing the way for new trails or maintaining the newly established trails are all part of the work that goes into helping care for this special place donated to NLI by Gayle Keefer.

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes with closed toes. Bring gloves, water, and your own snacks.

Individuals and groups welcome.

Contact Laura Helmich, NLI’s Field Biologist, to let her know you want to volunteer on a specific date. Call: 712/301-1208. Email: lhelmich@naturalland.org.

Read more about this preserve here.

Located: 12804 Old River Rd., Rockton, IL, 61072. The entrance is the red dot on the map:




December 2
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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