Conservation Crew Workdays Because invasive species pose one of the most significant threats to nature in our time, vegetation management is a crucial step in the conservation of our natural areas. And you can help! Spend an invigorating morning (or several!) as a member of the Severson Dells Conservation Crew, working alongside fellow volunteers to remove invasive species from the woods. Weather permitting, we may make a cheerful fire from the brush we cut. We work from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on the second Saturday and fourth Monday of each month. (Note that there will be no workday on July 23.) Dress in layers as appropriate for the weather and/or insects. These restoration days are doubly important because Severson Dells just received a matching grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. As a part of this grant, once we log 400 volunteer hours for restoration they will award us an additional $4,000 to put toward additional restoration projects at Severson Dells. Come out and help us reach our goal while giving back to the land. Please let Greg Rajsky know to expect you: email@example.com or 815-335-2915.