We had a small group and a single chainsaw (thank you Steve!) thinning trees in the northeast part of Cranberry. Fresh snow made the walk in scenic if a bit more challenging. I could not stay due to another obligation, but managed to grab a couple pictures before departing.
Hidden Pond Sunday January 13
Thank you Steve Krupa (again!) and Bob Erck for bringing their chainsaws and skills out to Hidden Pond. They took down some hazard trees and helped buck and burn a mass of cut honeysuckle from our last time out in December. We're pretty well set up now for our next Hidden Pond date, on February 10.
ConEx 2019 Saturday January 12
ConEx, short for Conservation Expo, was the first of its kind at A.A. Stagg HS. Organized by junior Peter Gordan, it boasted an abundance of exhibitors with a variety of interests, fascinating stories and important information about protecting nature. Palos Restoration Project will happily return for a ConEx 2020.
Thank you so much to Maureen Neidle, Dave Branigan, Kristine Linquist , and Kathy Bruch for coming to assist on a snowy Saturday! Thanks also to Mike Kazaitis, Jim and Kathy Foreman, Pat Hayes, Kathy Branigan, several members of Palos Heights Garden Club, and numerous others who stopped to say hello.