Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve and Youth Camp.
The mission of Western Illinois Nature Group (WING) is to support Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve and to provide outdoor experiences to the public for education and appreciation of nature.
As a member of WING, you receive many benefits.
This is a great fundraiser for Western Illinois Nature Group who owns Blackthorn Hill. We get the entire $5 you pay for a coupon book which includes a $10 off coupon and more deals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to buy or sell some books for us! We also need volunteers to sit awhile at a table at Bergners and sell books. Let us know if you're interested in selling at a table. Buy yours now online at https://www.communitydayevent.com/support-organizations.html . Enter Illinois and Galesburg, then select Western Illinois Nature Group.
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Thanks to every volunteer! Email email@example.com if you would like to help. Below is the list of other things still needing done.
1. Cut down the tree leaning over the trail to the new bridge
2. Move building materials from the cabin shelter rafters to the maintenance building
3. Rid the prairie trails of multiflora rose
4. Clear a spot on a hill for sledding this winter
5. Work on erosion issues
Blackthorn Hill is a 110 acre Nature Preserve that is open to the public from dawn until dusk. Please be respectful of nature, of others and of our neighbors. Please haul out your own trash. There is no trash pickup at Blackthorn Hill. You can walk your dog on a leash at Blackthorn Hill. Just please be respectful of others, responsible for your pet and pick up after anything left behind by them. Thanks!
The main hiking trail is marked from the activity area to and through the old woods and to the cabins. If you see a post painted yellow, you are moving away from the Activity Area. If you are seeing green paint, you are heading back. This trail goes past or around the butterfly garden, the prairie and around the old woods and back.