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Marion Day

Celebrating Dr. Marion Jackson: Life of Conservation

Join us for a celebration to honor the life of Dr. Marion Jackson at Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve.

 The Ouabache Land Conservancy invites everyone to Marion Day held at Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, west of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 The morning will begin with a moment of silence in the prairie, followed by a hike led by Amber Slaughterbeck, Invasive Species Regional Specialist. Ten species of grasses and sedges, including Big and Little Bluestem, Indian Grass and Prairie Dropseed; and 38 species of native forbs including Wild Quinine, Dense Blazing Star, Mountain Mint, Wild Senna, Compass Plant, and Rattlesnake Master were drilled into this former soybean field in June 2009.  Slaughterbeck will discuss recommended practices for inviting pollinators to your property and the control of invasive species invaders. At 11:00 a.m. make native seed bombs out of clay to toss into our prairie. Water bottles will be provided for participants and water will be onsite. Bring your work gloves to help us clean the stream from trash or try your hand at removing invasive species form our preserve.

 The preserve is located at 1100 W. Concannon Ave., West Terre Haute, IN 47885. To get to the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, take Hwy 150 to St. Mary’s Ave and turn west, drive past the St. Mary-of-the-Woods College main entrance, continue west and turn left on Bloomtown Road, go under the railroad and turn right on Concannon Ave. Past the bridge is the roadside entrance (on the right) to the Preserve.

 No reservations are required for this family friendly event. Hope to see you there!

Local organizations have partnered to form a Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area called “Vigo Invasives Management” to manage invasive species in Vigo County. For more information or to get involved, visit our website at: or call Regional Specialist, Amber Slaughterbeck at 812-229-3539.  

Earlier Event: August 14
Septic Maintenance Workshop