Bliss Woods Forest Preserve habitat restoration work day nears

A habitat restoration workday will be held at the Bliss Woods Forest Preserve in Sugar Grove from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 26.

Workers will cut and stack invasive shrubs such as honeysuckle and buckthorn. If conditions permit, a brush pile may be burned. Tools will be provided, but attendees are permitted to bring their own from home.

According to a news release, removing invasive species will help sustain the unique nature of the forest preserve. Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather, including sturdy footwear and work gloves, and avoid wearing synthetic outerwear because of the potential burning of the brush pile.

Restoration workers will meet at the Templo Belen parking lot at 42W635 Kedeka Road in Sugar Grove.

Refreshments will be available at the break, and anyone younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For further information, contact Mary Ochsenschlager at or call Robb from the Kane County Forest Preserve at 630-232-5980.