We had another busy Saturday, loading six or seven big fires at Cranberry, just a few feet above a frozen slough in the northeast corner of the preserve. Another good turnout, including first-time Palos volunteer Tom. He came on the family plan; daughter Nicole is a regular, valued member of our team.
Numerous trees had come down from higher ground, infiltrating the lower land and pulling a lot of water out of the wetland. Thinning some of the trees should increase the water available in the lower ground.