Plant Trees, Earn Volunteer Service Hours at Horn Field Campus This Spring Semester
February 4, 2014
MACOMB, IL — Need service hours? Love nature? If so, then volunteering at Western Illinois University's Horn Field Campus (HFC) is for you!
According to HFC Program Manager Mindy Pheiffer, staff members at Horn Field Campus are in need of volunteer help to plant 8,500 trees and remove honeysuckle this spring semester. Last year, a successful Arbor Day Foundation grant application resulted in a $10,000 award for a reforestation project at Horn Field. The award provided for more than 16,000 saplings to be planted at the challenge course area and in the surrounding woodlands.
"We will plant the remaining saplings provided to us through the grant this spring. For those who are not familiar with Horn Field Campus, it is a 92-acre area, located just south of Macomb, administered by the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration at Western," Pheiffer noted. "In Spring 2013, with the help of more than 200 volunteers, we removed invasive plants on 15 acres and planted 8,000 native, hardwood saplings."
For more information about volunteering, contact John Julian, HFC graduate assistant, at J-Juliano@wiu.edu or contact HFC at (309) 833-5798 or via email at HF-Campus@wiu.edu. Learn more about Horn Field Campus at www.wiu.edu/hfc.