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April 2021

Free Tree Giveaway

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Jarrett Prairie Preserve, 7993 N River Rd
Byron, IL 61010 United States
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The Byron Forest Preserve District will be distributing free oak tree seedlings donated from the Living Lands & Waters Million Tree Project starting at 8:00 am on Tuesday, April 13 at their Jarrett Prairie Center located at 7993 North River Road in Byron.  There will be a total of 750 bur oak, red oak and swamp white oak tree seedlings for distribution on a first come first serve basis. Local Ogle County residents can take up to 10 seedlings for…

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Hunter Education Class

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jarrett Prairie Preserve, 7993 N River Rd
Byron, IL 61010 United States
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Illinois Department of Natural Resources required class covers ethics, firearms and archery. Please note that these classes fill up fast. Participants must attend both days and be able to pass the final written test. This is a two day class, Saturday 9A-3P. and Sunday 12-4pm. Min/Max :  5/40 Please call 815-234-8535 to register SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL AND CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE REGISTRATIONS. 

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May 2021

City Nature Challenge – Howard Colman Creek

May 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hall Creek Preserve, 12749 Weldon Rd
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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  Join Byron Forest Preserve staff for a hike and creek study, and participate in one or both. This preserve shares a creek with Severson Dells Nature Center, and is adjacent to the R. Robert Funderburg Preserve. Restoration efforts have greatly improve habitats on this preserve, which includes tall grass prairie, oak savannas, and oak-hickory woodlands. The hike will be over moderately hilly terrain. You must be registered for this event call 815-234-8535 to register or go to info@byronforestpreserve.com 

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