Green DuBois

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Green DuBois is a team of volunteers who support DuBois Center through
environmental educational activities and ecological projects.

Green DuBois is built on three branches from the same tree:

1. The Flowering branchcoming to see what we have
2. The Woody branchtaking care of what we’ve got
3. The Leafy branchexpanding our ecological sustainability

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2020 Projects:
– Host first nature photography retreat, May 1-2.
– Complete the remodel of the three Deer Run cabins for use as environmental
education, nature observation, and retreat spaces.
– Install new pollinator garden, with a portion dedicated to being a sensory
garden.
– Conduct controlled burns on the native prairie and Buffalo Clover areas of
camp.
– Expand camp recycling area.
– Continue invasive species removal on Stewardship Days.
– Install new trail signage, with wildflower cards for each trail.
– Fund and install solar power on the boat house.

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These are just a few of the projects in the works for the coming year. If you’d like to
be part of the Green DuBois team, just send a note to greendubois@aol.com. Anyone
can be part of the team – no church affiliation needed. Volunteers will need to
complete a background check.

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Upcoming events (click for informational flyer):

  • Stewardship Day: March 14, 8am-noon
    • Controlled burn on South Prairie and/or Buffalo Clover area, dependent on weather and recent rain. Please RSVP to greendubois@aol.com, so you can be notified if the date changes.

 

  • Stargazing Party: March 20, 7-10pm
    • This free event will start with a bonfire at picnic point at 7pm.
      Trams will run to the Rustic shelter at 7:30 and 8:30pm for star
      gazing. Hot drinks and refreshments will be served by the fire.

 

  • Nature Photography Retreat: May 1-2, 3pm-3pm
    • This overnight retreat will feature two experts- Brady Kesner, professional nature photographer from Highland, and Marty Kemper, retired biologist and avid birder from Nashville, to guide you through camp during spring bird migration and spring wildflower season. Friday night will include presentations on common wildlife, rare plants and photography skills.  Saturday will allow plenty of time for photos anywhere your feet can take you at camp.
    • This is a great opportunity to explore some flora and fauna at camp, hone your photography skills, or just enjoy a spring weekend outdoors.  Bring your friends and a camera- beginners and amateurs of any age with a DSLR camera are welcome. Early bird discount is available until April 1.
    •  Get the full retreat schedule and register through the links below: