The goal of BCWA's Spotted Turtle Newsletter is to educate the reader about wetlands and its habitats. We try to inspire action to help the planet, our wetlands or one's own yard. We list upcoming events and show the progress we make in the wetlands and as an organization.

Cover Mapping at Siebenthaler Fen

Help Deb McKee map a new site in the Beaver Creek Wetlands. If you have not attended a training, no problem! Come to help and learn. Thursday, June 20 Location: Siebenthaler Fen Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm Activity: Cover Mapping  Parking: Siebenthaler Fen parking lot Notes: What is Cover Mapping? Cover Mapping is the identification of plants to discover habitat […]

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Bridge Rehab at Amon Reserve

Friday, June 21 Location: James P. Amon Biodiversity Reserve Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm Activity: Rehabbing bridges and the observation deck Parking: End of Deercreek Drive Tools: Bring drill drivers, pry bars, spud bars, and hammers if you have them. Notes: Prepare for hot weather, but we will work in mostly shaded areas.   All field volunteers must […]

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Invasive Control at Zimmerman Prairie

Saturday, June 22 Location: Zimmerman Prairie State Nature Preserve Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Activity – Cutting narrow-leaved cattail stalks or teasel control Parking: Bales Arena (in the back near the bike path) Tools: Wear waterproof boots and work gloves, Bring manual hedge clippers, machetes, or loppers, we have extra to borrow Notes: Cutting green stalks of the invasive narrow-leaved cattails at ground level, using […]

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Build Boardwalk at Valle View

Monday, Wednesday, Friday June 24, 26, 28 Location: Valle View Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm Activity: New boardwalk building Parking: In the newly paved lot at the end of Market Court (near TJ Chumps) Tools: Battery-operated drill/drivers needed. We will have extra drill/drivers and batteries and the other tools needed. All field volunteers must sign the BCWA liability waiver. If you have […]

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