Big group at Cap this Saturday, at least 15 volunteers and five from Atrium Landscape (three sawyers and two more hauling). This included first-time Palos volunteer Joe Q. We had several large fires scattered on and around a knobby rise, not too far from the trail.
The fires burned quite well thanks to a brisk wind. We kept them loaded and ensured that each would burn deep into the afternoon. This area has opened up very nicely, with clear views of the undulating terrain surrounding our work site.
MLK Service Day Monday January 17
Since we haven't held any days of service on Dr. King's day in recent years, I usually get to step outside Palos for a day. In past years I've gone to Dan Ryan Woods; this year I chose Kickapoo Woods in Riverdale. Co-steward June Webb is doing well at Kickapoo, ably assisted by Gloria Orozco of Friends of the Forest Preserves.
They're clearing a large swath of buckthorn from land adjacent to the Little Calumet River, and we had two fires to dispose of the cut brush. It was a fun morning with good people and I felt fortunate to be a part of it.