GSU invites volunteers to reclaim the prairie

2012-10-24T00:00:00Z GSU invites volunteers to reclaim the prairieFor The Times nwitimes.com
October 24, 2012 12:00 am  • 

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University is seeking volunteers to help "Reclaim the Prairie" on Nov. 11 at The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.

This event is for everyone, old and young, as the park expands its 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. 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.

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