2022 GRN Workshop

Here is the registration link: https://citizensforconservation.app.neoncrm.com/eventReg.jsp?event=102&


Tuesday August 16th 

8AM – 9AM: Networking and Coffee

9AM- 9:30AM: Introduction and Overview of Barrington Greenway Initiative and the GRN workshop

10AM – 12PM: First Tour Rotation: Four concurrent tours

(We will have four rotations over two days so everybody gets to do all four tours)

12PM – 1:30PM: Lunch and driving to next site

2PM – 4PM: Second Tour Rotation. The same four concurrent tours

5PM -7PM: Pizza, beer, Keynote Speaker: Philip Juras on painting the prairie. See https://www.philipjuras.com/artwork/

Wednesday August 17th

8AM – 9AM: Networking and Coffee

9:30AM – 11:30AM: Third Tour Rotation: The same four concurrent tours

12PM – 1PM: Lunch and driving to next site

1:30PM – 3:30PM: Fourth Tour Rotation: The same four concurrent tours

We have these four tours and guests will be able to participate in all tours on a rotating basis

The four tours:

  • Flint Creek Savanna – Citizens for Conservation – Restoring functioning sedge meadow using the 10 warrior sedges
  • Grassy Lake Forest Preserve – Lake County Forest Preserves – Volunteer-led effort to restore one of the largest remnant sedge meadows in Lake County
  • Spring Creek Forest Preserve – Forest Preserves of Cook County – Large-scale grassland restorations will be evaluated using the “Qualitative Rapid Assessment,” a tool designed for adaptive management and constructive feedback for stewards and land managers.
  • Poplar Creek Prairie – Forest Preserves of Cook County – a remnant gravel hill prairie surrounded by large grassland restorations accomplished over 30 years of community stewardship.

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6 Responses to 2022 GRN Workshop

  1. John Griesbaum says:

    has a venue been secured? Where would be convenient places to seek lodging?

    • Kevin Scheiwiller says:

      The venue will be at Citizen’s Park located in Barrington, IL at 511 N Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010.

      The most convenient hotel nearby is the Holiday Inn Express in Lake Zurich located at 197 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

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  4. Stephen Tillman says:

    There aren’t any more spots open for the workshop, or a way to register late, is there? I asked my organization for approval to attend as soon as I saw the posting, but they move slow and now I’ve missed the deadline. Should have just gone ahead and registered myself.

  5. Joni Denker says:

    I also now see that the registration is closed, and also didn’t see a registration deadline posted previously. I have 3 from my organization, including myself, that would like to attend.

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