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Join the Barrington Land Conservation Trust for a walk and talk about Soil Solarization at Pic-Wil Nature Preserve (which is normally closed to the public)! Learn about this technique used in preparation for planting a wildflower meadow.
Site preparation is one of the most important components to a meadow’s success. Come view a pollinator meadow experiment using the soil solarization technique on a small 10’x20’ plot.
Soil Solarization is a very effective, environmentally friendly method to control weed growth in preparation for planting a meadow. It is done by placing clear plastic over the soil’s surface and using the sun’s radiation to heat the soil and eliminate weeds and weed seeds. View the experiment’s first year results using this solarization technique at the Pic-Wil Nature Preserve in Barrington.
This special nature preserve is normally closed to the public and a tour will be available at the conclusion of the event.
Pic-Wil Preserve is flat with uneven terrain. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bug spray. Please follow tick preparedness procedure.
Dogs are not permitted at this nature preserve.
Meeting Place/Directions: Pic-Wil Nature Preserve is located on Washington Road in Barrington between Tallwood Drive and Spinnaker Drive. Look for the Barrington Land Conservation Trust banner between Tallwood Drive and Spinnaker Drive on Washington Rd.
Parking for event: Tallwood Drive or Spinnaker Drive off Washington Road.
Learn more about Barrington Land Conservation Trust HERE.