Meadowlark Messenger

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Meadowlark Messenger Archives


  • August/September 2012 (Reminiscing: Summer, National Public Lands Day (Saturday, Sept 29), Midewin in the Media, New Plants of Concern Species at Midewin)
  • June/July 2012 (Reminiscing: Spring, Calling all Plant Geeks, A Day for Your Family to REACT (Sat, June 23)Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Lou Jordan (Shadehouse Assistant))
  • Apr/May 2012 (Reminiscing: Winter, Join the Plants of Concern team, Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Kastel (Environmental Educator, Frog & Butterfly Monitor))
  • Jan 2012 (A New Year's Resolution for Almost Volunteers, 2011 Volunteer Awards, Mighty Acorns Youth Education Calendar, Help Wanted: Volunteer Woodworkers and Welders,Will County Master Naturalist Program)


  • Nov/Dec 2011 (New Alliance website, Reminiscing: Fall, 2011 Volunteer Awards, NFF Shared Vision for Restoration, Mighty Acorns Youth Education Calendar)
  • Sept/Oct 2011 (Green Fire screening, National Public Lands Day, Beginner's Botany, 10,000 More Wildflowers Can Call Midewin Home, Reminiscing: Summer, The LEAF program's journey from New York to Midewin)
  • June/July/August 2011 (National Trails Day, removing drain tiles, celebrate wetlands, Picnic for the Planet, good riddance garlic mustard, botany program, Midewin restoration blog)
  • April/May 2011 (Earth Day, Picnic for the Planet, butterfly and bird monitoring volunteer job descriptions)
  • Feb/March 2011 (Midewin's birthday; stream, frog, and Plants of Concern monitoring volunteer job descriptions)
  • Dec/Jan 2011 (Deer hunting season, seed cleaning, Reminiscing: Fall 2010, Trick-or-Treating Bunker Style, 2010 Volunteer Awards & Highlights)


  • Aug/Sept 2010 (Help wanted: Trail stewards, National Public Lands Day flier, Get involved with Mighty Acorns, Reminisching: Summer 2010)
  • July 2010 (Alliance picnic, Help wanted: Volunteer shadehouse assistant, Reminiscing: Spring & June 2010)
  • June 2010 (National Get Outdoors Day flier, Reminiscing: Spring 2010, Workshop: Tour guide basics)
  • April/May 2010 (Signs of spring, Alternative transportation analysis, Training for butterfly monitors, Bird monitors needed, Earth Day flier)
  • Feb/March 2010 (Mighty Acorns training for spring season, Reminiscing: Winter 2009/10)
  • Dec/Jan 2010 (Reminisching: Fall 2009, Have You Ever Thought You Would Make a Great Teacher?, Herbicide Training & Testing, 2009 Midewin Volunteer Awardees, Year End Highlights)