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WSIU Almanac 2/27/23 Carbondale

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Kevin Boucher

In Johnson County, The Friends of the Shawnee National Forest, along with the U.S. Forest Service and Illinois Extension hosts its first trash blast of the year, Friday March 3 from 1-3 p.m. at Dutchman Lake. Grabbers, buckets and trash bags will be provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes, bring your gloves, water and a snack, and your hard work. Register at go.illinois.edu/TrashBlastsSpring2023

New-Pounds Hollow Recreation Area will be the chilly site Saturday, March 4 for the 2nd Annual Shawnee Polar Plunge into Pounds Hollow Lake to support the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest and the Equality Fire Department. It’s a way to say goodbye winter and hello spring in a big and special way. Onsite check-in will begin at 1:30 p.m. The plunge starts approximately at 3 p.m. Additional information about the Polar Plunge can be found at the Friends of the Shawnee Facebook page or email friendsoftheshawnee@gmail.com.

New-The Wellness on Wheels van provides free health services to areas in the Southern 7 counties in IL. Upcoming WOW van clinics include 2 locations on March 1st. Find the Van at Whistlers & Whitlers Senior Center in Vienna 9:00 AM Noon and then at Pick-Up Mart in Karnak from 1:30 to 4pm. No appointments are required and walk-ins are welcome. For more information and more upcoming March date, call the Southern Seven Health Department or visit their webpage at www.southern7.com

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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