Two projects, one at Lake Paradise in Matoon, and one at Lake Shelbyville, are seeking volunteers to help with aquatic plantings. Those wanting to help should be dressed for the weather, and if possible, bring a pair of chest waders. These projects are a joint effort of the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Mattoon, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and other volunteers.
Volunteers should meet at Lake Paradise at the boat ramp lot on May 10, 2008 at 9 a.m.
Volunteers should meet at Lake Shelbyville at the Dam West Recreation Area (9th Street) boat ramp on May 17, 2008 at 9 a.m. Volunteers should be dressed for the weather, and if possible, bring a pair of chest waders.
More information about these projects can be found on the Prairie State Outdoors website article at the following URL: http://www.prairiestateoutdoors.com/index.php?/pso/article/volunteers_sought_for_habitat_project/