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December 13, 2023

Women of Conservation: Chainsaw Training

Glacial Park Conservation Area • 6316 Harts Road RingwoodIL  60072 Organized by McHenry County Conservation District
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Description

We're sorry, but this program is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

We’re celebrating women in conservation with a chainsaw training session for the ladies (femme-presenting folks also welcome)! We’ll talk about selecting the right tools for your restoration project, with hands on practice led by stewardship ecologist Jackie Bero, agricultural ecologist Brenna Ness, and restoration ecologist Elyse Leannais.


This will cover all of the same material as a regular chainsaw training session, including the basic set-up, maintenance, and trouble-shooting of using a chainsaw for restoration projects. Hands-on practice time is included.

If possible, volunteers should provide their own chainsaws and personal protective equipment (ex. helmet, chaps, leather work gloves, steel-toed boots, and safety glasses). A limited amount of chainsaws and protective equipment are available to be checked out from our volunteer supplies for the training day.
Interested volunteers should contact Stewardship Ecologist Jackie Bero at jbero@mccdistrict.org or (815) 219-1549 in case of any questions on borrowing equipment, parking, changes, or cancellations due to weather.
Please watch this chainsaw safety video prior to attending.
*Note: If this event is cancelled due to weather, the back-up day will be Thursday, December 14th.
This training is only available to registered District volunteers. There is still time become a registered volunteer - you will need to attend the Intro to Volunteering event on Oct 26th.
Interested volunteers should contact Stewardship Ecologist Jackie Bero at jbero@mccdistrict.org or (815) 219-1549 in case of any questions on parking, changes, or cancellations due to weather.

*Note: If this event is cancelled due to weather, the back-up rain day will be Thursday, December 14th.

Age Category

Just for Adults

Skills

Registered Volunteer

Location

Location TBA

Prerequisites

Registered Volunteer

Instructor

Jackie Bero

When

December 13, 2023

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Wednesday

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Age and Gender

Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed

Location

Glacial Park Conservation Area

6316 Harts Road RingwoodIL  60072

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