UPDATE: There is a 2nd CITO event happening this day just a little to the North. "Behm2K CITO: A Milestone Celebration" GC2QVZM
That one starts at 1:30 so you can probably participate in both events!
This event is open to ANYONE interested in helping out, not just Boy Scouts! Scouts are encouraged to wear a "class B" uniform so they can be recognized.
If you are with a different troop and want to participate, terrific! Leave a "will attend" log with an approximate headcount.
We'll start out by getting everyone signed into the log book, collect the release documents (there is a link below to a .pdf) and make sure you have gloves, trash bags and tools for picking up the trash. You'll also be given a plan of attack. We'll send you off by 10:15am or so.
You'll want to be back by noon because we are one of only 7 CITO events WORLD-WIDE to be selected for sponsorship by GPS manufacturer Magellan! They have given us a Magellan eXplorist GC GPS receiver to raffle off. Plus there will be other exciting raffle items as well. We will provide specific raffle details at the event. There will also be at least one new cache hidden in the preserve; attendees will have first crack at it at the end of the event.
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 10am to 12 noon
Magellan eXplorist GC GPS receiver raffle and other fabulous door prizes.
The Forest Preserve District is planning at least one new cache in their "non-native series" and you'll receive the coordinates as soon as the door prizes have been awarded.
PREPARE FOR THE EVENT:
-Bring Work Gloves if you have them
-Wear sturdy clothing - long pants & boots
-*Bring a signed Dupage FPD Waiver
-Bring a walking stick with pointed end if you've got one
*Please bring a signed Forest Preserve District of Dupage County waiver for each member of your group. It will be required in order to participate in this CITO event. You can help expedite the sign-in process by bringing a signed waiver. We will have a supply of waiver forms available for anyone who needs one. Participants under 18 year of age need to have the waiver signed by parent or guardian.
The District will provide trash bags, sunscreen, insect repellent, ivy block, ivy cleanser, safety glasses, work gloves, latex gloves, and grabbing tools for the workday. The District will also allow us to leave large found items along the trail and they will remove them with equipment.
CRICKET CREEK FOREST PRESERVE:
Henry Dietrick Fischer was the first person to build within the flood plain of Salt Creek in what is now Cricket Creek Forest Preserve. While Fischer may have been the first to build on the flood plain, he certainly was not the last. Massive development within the Salt Creek flood plain has caused considerable flooding downstream. After years of overflow, a restoration plan was developed with hopes of returning the flood plain back to the river. In 1970, the Forest Preserve District and the Illinois Department of Transportation purchased 75 homes within the flood-prone area to preserve the flood plain's natural qualities for flood control, recreation and open space. The then-controversial plan has since proven to be a great success, transforming the frequently flooded housing development into a beautiful 183-acre forest preserve for all to enjoy.
Cricket Creek has 3 miles of trails, a picnic shelter, fishing in the 9 acre Green Lake and Model Boating
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