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Joliet Junior College Biologist to Talk to Local Sierra Club Group on April 9

Joliet Jr College wetland (fen)
Preservationists hope to persuade Joliet Junior College trustees to reject a developer’s request to acquire land to extend a road through a rare natural wetland known as a fen. (Photo by: Ted Slowik )

MATTESON—(ENEWSPF)—March 30, 2018

By: Patrick Coffey

The next meeting of the Sauk-Calumet Sierra Club Group will be on Monday, April 9th, at the Frankfort Public Library, 21119 Pfeiffer Rd. in Frankfort at 7:15 pm.

The program at this meeting will feature Andy Neill, a biologist at Joliet Junior College.  Neill is spearheading the movement to protect a rare wetland on land owned by the College, called a fen.  He will show slides of some of the rare plants and animals that inhabit this small but unique place.  The site is currently threatened by development.  After the presentation attendees will learn some simple things they can do to help protect this rare habitat.

All meetings are open to members and the general public.  For more info or for questions about the Club and it activities email Patrick Coffey at [email protected].

Source: Sauk-Calumet Sierra Club Group

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