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Calling Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists: La Salle meeting will set programming

Meeting catalyst to youth projects, community service projects

University of Illinois Extension invites all current Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers from Bureau, La Salle, Marshall and Putnam Counties to a Cultivating Connections meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the University of Illinois Extension Education Center and Community Teaching Kitchen, 944 First St., La Salle.

All Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers and Extension’s 4-H staff team will meet to connect with the 4-H coordinators in each county, discuss current programming and new plans, learn about local partnership opportunities, share ideas, and plan and schedule events for 2022. This meeting will be the catalyst to making communities more aware of educational programs, engaging youth and adults in natural resources and the environment, and completing community service projects to beautify the area this year, with help and expertise.

To attend this meeting, or to learn more about it, RSVP by Friday, Nov. 12.

There are several ways to register: contact Beth Dellatori, 4-H youth development educator at beth5@illinois.edu or call 815-224-0889; call Barb Krug, La Salle County office support associate at 815-433-0707 or email bkrug@illinois.edu; or register online at https://go.illinois.edu/CultivatingConnections. A brief survey is included on the registration link. Masks are required at the meeting. Refreshments will be served.