Restoring the Oak Savanna

Maine East's ecology club raised $300 during a native plant sale last week to help restore and preserve the Oak Savanna on campus. Besides selling plants, students from the Park Ridge high school gathered Friday afternoon to spruce up the area by removing cattails from a pond, organizing a seating area and spreading native plant seeds on the grounds. Oakton Community College's ecology club lent a helping hand by bringing students, tools and seeds for the near two-hour event. Club members hope to raise enough money to install a steel fence around the area, build benches and create a trail with educational signs, which could cost as much $20,000. They hope to have a similar event around Mother's Day in May.  

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  1. So glad to see the great work the ecology students are doing. Had I known about the native plant sale I would have come. Next time around for sure!

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