Reclaim the Prairie at GSU!

Reclaim the Prairie!
This youngster is reclaiming the prairie in front of Mark De Suvero’s “Yes! For Lady Day,” at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- It is a perfect time of the year to spend some time outdoors doing something good for the earth that does not involve raking leaves or cleaning gutters. The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University is seeking willing volunteers to help “Reclaim the Prairie!,” on November 11.

This event is perfect for everyone, old and young, as we expand our prairie flora. No experience is necessary! If you can pick a flower, rub it between your fingers, and scatter the seed, you can do this.

The activity begins at 1 p.m. in the university’s Cafeteria Annex with a short introduction on how and why of prairie restoration by GSU Superintendent of Grounds Kevin Barto. Participants will then fan out in a specified area of the sculpture part to harvest, then sow prairie seed.

Once seeding is completed, light refreshments of hot cider and pumpkin squares will be served. Join us for an afternoon of fun with a purpose. Reservations are requested for this free activity. RSVP to (708) 534-3084.

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is located at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois.

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