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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NAGs Field Workshop is October 19

The Montgomery County Natural Area Guardians (NAGs) will be holding their annual field workshop on Friday, October 19, at 2 pm.  This year’s workshop will visit Bremer Sanctuary located just north of Hillsboro.  Over the years the Illinois Audubon Society, owner of the Bremer Sanctuary, has performed several conservation practices on its 203 acre property aimed at conserving soil, water and wildlife.   View and discuss these conservation practices with staff members from the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District, Bremer Sanctuary and the Natural Area Guardians.  Participants will be given guided tours to view several dry pond structures, mature CRP fields, a bottomland hardwood tree plantation that is ten years old, and other projects.

Meet at the barn parking lot at the Bremer Sanctuary on Friday, October 19, at 2 pm.  To get to the Bremer Sanctuary go ½ mile north of Hillsboro on the North Road, make a left at the first road (Bremer Lane), go past the house and follow the road until it reaches the barn.

Conservation Credits for Certified Crop Advisers have been applied for again this year.

The goal of NAGs is to locate and preserve natural areas and open spaces in Montgomery County.  NAGs is affiliated with the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District.  For more information contact the soil and water conservation office at 532-3610, extension 3.

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