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Work and Learn Day at Jan Smith Park

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Saturday, September 10th, 2022
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Jan Smith Park, 1011 Kuhn Rd, Carol Stream, IL, 60188 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop

Long-time member of Wild Ones, Jan Smith, has created a native landscape in a public park which has been described as a native plant museum. The Carol Stream Park District has honored Jan by giving the park her name. In June our group helped with planting new natives on the berm. Because of rain we skipped our July work and learn day. Come and see how "your" plantings are doing and what other progress we have been making. For more information about Jan Smith Park, including photos, click here.

Location 1011 Kuhn Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188

What to bring Water to drink, hat, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant, planting and weeding tools, and if you are able a container of water for the plants.

Note on parking: There is no parking lot at the park itself. In addition to street parking in the neighborhood, we have permission to use the parking lot at the Heritage Presbyterian Church, which is one block south on Kuhn Rd.

Note on restrooms: There are no restrooms close by. If the need arises, you will have to drive to a gas station or other public facility. Suggestions: The closest gas stations and convenience stores are at County Farm Rd. & Army Trail Rd. There are restrooms at Hampe Park, about 1 mile east on Lies Road.

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