The Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves is a new group of volunteer stewards resolved to train new volunteer leaders and create volunteer communities focused on managing Nature Preserves in Illinois. The program will introduce this group, the prairies, what a remnant prairie is, what shape most of them are in, and why it is important to care for them.
Matt Evans is an ecologist at the Chicago Botanic Garden and volunteer steward/leader in the North Branch Restoration Project, located on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. Matt has been working in an ecological setting with experienced leaders and ecologists for four years. Matt earned a Bachelors from Loyola University Chicago and a Masters from Northwestern University.
This program will occur online via Zoom. A link to register for this program will be available here one week before the program.