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EAC Gives Back: Eagle Slough Cleanup-Day 2

Chris Norrick @chrisnorrick

Eagle Slough Natural Area - Evansville, IN
5000 Waterworks Rd

Mon, May 20, 2019 at 10:30 PM - 12:30 AM

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Hello club! I've enrolled us in the new Eagle Slough Adopt-A-Month Stewardship Program; and May is our month! Let's give back a little to the natural areas we love. All they ask is that we go to Eagle Slough twice during our month. On one visit, pick up any litter you find in the parking lot or along the main trail. On the other visit, pick up any litter you find in the parking lot or along the main trail AND walk along the road frontage and pick up litter along the sides of the road. They are not asking us to go into the woods or off the trail, primarily because of the three pests that populate Eagle Slough: ticks, mosquitos and poison ivy. But we are adventurers! If anyone is feeling particularly adventurous we may stray after that trash off trail a bit. Maybe dinner after? Food is always good after a little work. I'm scheduling two official work days on Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 20 as our two days. But please feel free to go out there anytime and pick up a little trash next month. Latex gloves and trash bags provided, work gloves and long pants suggested. Eagle Slough is located right next to Ellis Park off of Hwy 41 right before you cross the twin bridges into Kentucky. **Due to construction on US 41, Eagle Slough is currently only accessible from Waterworks Rd. From Evansville, take Weinbach Ave. south to Waterworks Rd., then proceed west for ¾ of a mile. The Eagle Slough parking area will be on the right. It is also possible to cut through Ellis Park parking lot to get to Waterworks Rd. from 41.** The preserve offers an approx 1 mile walking trail with interpretive signage along an old rail bed, and a series of observation decks overlooking the wetlands and open water lake. The healthy bald cypress stands at Eagle Slough contains some of the largest bald cypress trees in the state. More info about Eagle Slough: https://sycamorelandtrust.org/preserves/eagle-slough-natural-area/ _______________________________________________________ WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY FOR ALL ACTIVITIES By RSVPing to, and attending this event you acknowledge you have read and agree to EAC's Waiver of Liability: https://www.meetup.com/Evansville-Adventure-Club/pages/27830114/Waiver_and_Release_from_Liability/