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 Nature and Wildlife Education Area (The Park) and Rudolph Family Park.

Restoration Workdays Feb 2 & 4

Dear Friends of the Broughton Nature Preserve,

Looks like perfect weather for removing invasive shrubs:  cold and not raining or snowing!

Once again, we will meet both days at the parking lot above GWB Complex 3# (see directions below) and hike out to the upper pond.

Thursday:  1-4 PM

Saturday:  1-4 PM

We are continuing to clear out around the upper pond and along the red trail leading to it.

Dress for the weather–especially good boots as it is still muddy.  We will supply the tools, good company and snacks!

Any questions, please reach out to me.  224.545.1604.

Please feel free to share this e-mail with other folks.  

Mark Krivchenia


Directions to GWB Complex #3:

  1. Enter the GWB Complex #3 off State Route 821.  It is the complex nearest the entrance/exit off of Interstate 77.
  2. Go up the hill to the first set of buildings.  Turn left.
  3. 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.
  4. Parking is on top of this hill.

Scene of Volunteer Stewards Recent Workday—IN JANUARY!

Wilderness First Aid Basics

A link to an article provided by ACLS Training Center can be found at Trail Talk.

Volunteer Stewards

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. 

Trail & Park Maps

GWB Complex 3