Calendar of Events

Wednesday, 3/3/21  Jumping Worms in Illinois

This new invasive species was first identified in Illinois in 2015 but has since been found across the state. Jumping worms, native to East Asia, are voracious consumers of organic material, which can affect soil quality. They breed quickly and eggs survive Illinois winters. There are concerns about the effects these worms will have on forests and other natural spaces as well as agricultural and landscaped areas. Populations of jumping worms have the potential to change the soil structure, deplete available nutrients, damage plant roots, and alter water holding capacity of the soil.
 

This presentation will review what we know about jumping worms, their potential impacts to natural ecosystems and managed landscapes, and what can and should be done about them.

Speaker: Chris Evans, Extension Forestry and Research Specialist with the U of I.
 

This is an online program. Registration Is Required 
To register please click this link 

https://fremont.libnet.info/event/4662923

 Presented in partnership with Fremont Public Library.

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Wednesday, 4/7/21  50 Ways to Improve Habitat in Your Yard

Join us for this special program Celebrating Citizens for Conservation’s 50th anniversary. Our presenter will share important ways to use native shrubs, trees, and forbs in all seasons, plus water resources and earth-friendly practices to improve habitat for birds, pollinators and other wildlife. 

Speaker: Peggy Simonsen, Chair of  the Citizens for Conservation’s Community Education Committee and former president of CFC.

 

This is an online program. Registration Is Required 
To register please click this link 

https://fremont.libnet.info/event/4795167

Presented in partnership with Fremont Public Library

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