CAUTION!!! PLEASE TAKE CARE!
Due to utility upgrades, some of the ground under the DMUT near the Pavilion is uneven.
Flash flooding is possible during periods of heavy rain & snowfall and rapid thaws.
Be Aware! Don’t Dare!
SEE MAPS of the Broughton and Rudolph Parks.
Next Restoration Workday: Sat, Mar 25, 1-4 PM
GWB Complex 3
Once again, we will have only one restoration workday this week: Saturday, 1-4 PM. The weather is warming up, and there will be rain earlier in the week.
We have almost finished clearing invasive trees and shrubs around the upper pond. This will open the ground up to the sun–let’s see what comes up this spring….
Meet at the parking lot above the GWB Complex #3 (directions below).
Dress for the weather! Be sure to wear long pants, long-sleeve shirts and good boots. We are working in some pretty overgrown areas and the trails will still be muddy.
We will provide tools, gloves, snacks, and good company.
Hope to see some of you there!
Directions to GWB Complex #3:
- Enter the GWB Complex #3 off State Route 821. It is the complex nearest the entrance/exit off of Interstate 77.
- Go up the hill to the first set of buildings. Turn left.
- Proceed all the way to the end of these buildings. Before you head down to the pond, turn right, and go all the way up the hill. The road will take you past all of the buildings. The road up the hill is a gravel road.
- Parking is on top of this hill.
- Broughton Nature Preserve, Steward
- Friends of the Ohio River Islands, Board Member
- Society of Ecological Restoration, Midwest Great Lakes Chapter, Board Member
“All flourishing is mutual.” (Robin Kimmerer from “Braiding Sweetgrass”)
Wilderness First Aid Basics
A link to an article provided by ACLS Training Center can be found at Trail Talk.
Battelle has launched a research project in the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area.
Volunteer stewards have been collecting and processing seeds from many native grasses and forbs (flowering plants) at the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area. This community of volunteer stewards is working to restore and maintain the native landscapes on the Preserve. By applying principles of ecological restoration, seeds can be used to repair damaged areas of our natural ecosystems and/or return them to their original states. Contact Mark Krivchenia to volunteer—224.545.1604.
See the list of seeds collected in summer/fall 2022: Seeds Collected 2022
For updates and information on Volunteer Stewards and/or Restoration Wordays and other activities, please check our Trail Talk news feed, or our Facebook page each week.