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Invasive Species Removal


Join Living Lands &Waters as we continue our Invasive Species Removal Project at Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton, Illinois. Volunteers get down and dirty as they work in teams to chop, lop, and pull invasive honeysuckle to make room for the native wildflowers and other greenery to repopulate. This project has instant gratification that can’t be beat! 


  • What is an invasive species?

    A species is invasive when it is both non-native to the ecosystem in which it is found and capable of causing environmental, economic or human harm.

  • Why is this project important?

    These species have the ability to invade natural systems and proliferate, often dominating in a community and sometimes to the exclusion of native species. Non-native invasive species typically displace native flora because they have faster growth rates, efficient dispersal mechanisms, and tolerance of a wider range of conditions.

  • How can I get involved?

    Have a group that's interested in removing invasive species? Reach out to Dan! or 309-236-6599. 

  • Contact

    Dan Breidenstein

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  • Pounds of Trash Removed


  • Volunteers Engaged


  • Students Educated


  • Trees Planted


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