Stewardship Work Days

Anyone wishing to participate must RSVP to Stewardship Coordinator Pete Jackson. Pete will send you directions and specific instructions for the day.

Email: Pete Jackson, Stewardship Coordinator
Call with Questions:  224-612-1803

Work Site Notes:

Blackmon Tract:  Please note that there is no on-site parking at the Blackmon Tract. Parking is available directly across from the Blackmon site on the east side of Route 12. Park in the Richmond Village Hall lot, 5601 Hunter Dr. The site’s entrance driveway is located on the west side of Route 12, just west of the McHenry County Conservation District’s Prairie Trail. Take care crossing busy Route 12. The entrance will be marked with a ‘Hackmatack Workday’ sign.

Upcoming Work Days


• Bring your own bug spray, work gloves, drinking water & any snacks you may wish to consume

• Dress for the weather, and wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty

• If weather is questionable, please check your email before you leave for the workday – –
No Email means we are WORKING

• If you are under 18, you must have a parent-signed waiver.  Download the Waiver HERE.

• Questions? Call Pete Jackson, 224-612-1803.


Please RSVP with Pete if you plan to attend – he will email you with details.

June 26, 2022 Sunday

9:00 – 11:00 AM
Blackmon Tract, Richmond, IL

This may be our last shot at pulling as much garlic mustard as we possibly can before the seed pods open up, releasing millions of seeds across the site.  The Blackmon site is looking fantastic, but it has the largest garlic mustard population of the Hackmatack sites, so all hands are needed to pull and pile this evil weed!


garlic mustard pulling

Garlic Mustard pulling crew with their bounty!


Richmond-Burton High School students helping out on a February 2021 Work Day

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