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Saturday, July 7

2:30 pm  Deep Ecology Workshop

5:00 pm Potluck Feast

7:00 pm  Sacred Fire and Drum Circle

Celebrate the life-giving bond of Earth and Sun at the furthest point in our orbit.  Our Aphelion celebrations are educational, inspirational, and fun immersions into Deep Ecology. 

For more information: contact Jack or Judy Speer at 815-648-1372 or e-mail


Help Restore an Oak Savanna and Pioneer Cemetery

Third Saturday of the month, 9 am to 12 noon

Come to our regularly scheduled restoration day of each month--Or call us and we'll plan a restoration day to fit your schedule!

Join with other nature-loving volunteers at the Alden Sedge Meadow, a McHenry County Conservation District site, to restore a globally-endangered ecosystem. We will be removing invasive plants, sowing native seeds, and stacking brush. No previous experience required! We will provide training, work gloves and tools. Please dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes or boots. After working, we will take an interpretive walk in this amazing natural area, normally closed to the public except for occasions like this.

Meet at 15820 IL Route 173, between Hebron and Harvard, Illinois.

Call Jack or Judy Speer at 815-648-1372 to let us know you are coming!

Serving the Chicago Wilderness Area of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

Reconnecting People and Nature

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