Thorn Creek Woods
Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—October 27, 2016. An exciting project of the Illinois State Geological Survey is mapping deposits both at the land surface and in the subsurface throughout Will County.
Join other nature lovers for the Friends of Thorn Creek Woods annual gathering, pot luck, a fall raffle and program on Sunday, November 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. After a short Friends meeting, which will be open to the public, Olivier Caron, Quaternary Geologist with the ISGS will tell us about the Survey’s project is producing large-scale, 3D geologic maps of glacial deposits to gain a better understanding of the complex geology left behind by glaciations and associated flooding events.
Then join Olivier Caron and naturalist April Richards for a hike exploring Thorn Creek Woods.
Bring a pot luck dish to share. The program is free and open to those ages 12 to adult. Call 708-747-6320 or email [email protected] to register by November 4.
This presentation is sponsored by the Jim Marzuki Memorial Fund, established by Friends of Thorn Creek Woods to enhance our public programming.
Meet with other nature lovers for a short information report about what has been going on in the preserve, plans for the future and how people can help out.
“Old” supporters of Friends of thorn Creek Woods, bring someone new as a guest. New folks will find out what makes Thorn Creek unique! Members of this historic organization “got the ball rolling” several decades ago to save the woods, and continue to support Thorn Creek Nature Center and Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve. Thorn Creek’s many volunteers are also an indispensable part of what makes Thorn Creek “tick”.
For more information or to register for programs, contact Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Rd, Park Forest, 708-747-6320, email [email protected], tcwoods.org or stop in the nature center between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday or Sunday. Please call before you plan to visit the nature center. Three and a half miles of Thorn Creek trails are open daily from dawn to dusk. Trail walkers should be aware that our south bridge across Thorn Creek was badly damaged by floods and was removed. The new north bridge across Thorn Creek is open and all the trails are open. Walkers should plan their hikes to allow for coming back around the trails to cross at the north bridge only. There are signs and maps at the trail head and in the nature center.
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