One hundred years for the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
Twenty-five years for Palos Restoration Project.
Our workday at Spears was part of the Forest Preserve's "100 Years 100 Events" Centennial. We had 13 people on the workday, including three new volunteers, two provided by REI which held a 5K run at Bullfrog Lake that morning. We cut and burned brush, mostly honeysuckle.
In the afternoon Steward Joe Neumann led a short tour of Spears Woods. Our first workday, held in September 1990, was at Spears. Joe pointed out landmarks from way back when, and changes that have come since.
Two of the three original members still active with our Palos group, John Marlin and Joe Neumann, are pictured below. The third, Roger Keller, was unable to attend.