Extending the Porter West Preserve trail
On Thursday, October 15, a group of thirteen enthusiastic volunteers spent a perfect autumn morning together improving Sycamore’s Porter West Preserve. We cleared debris and invasive plants, while also forging a new trail to complete a second loop. We took a short break to enjoy lunch together and then continued our work under the blue October skies.
In addition to trail building, we fenced off a sinkhole and took the chainsaw to several trees that had fallen over the trail. Happy hiking to those who visit Porter West Preserve, and many, many thanks to the Preserve-a-Preserve Day volunteers who showed their support for our stewardship program!
Please join us for our next Preserve a Preserve Day on third Thursday, November 19 at Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve. You can sign up here.
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Story and photos by Jaime Sweany, Volunteer and Membership Director