The Santa Fe Prairie State Nature Preserve in Hodgkins, IL is one of the few remaining mesic prairies in the state of Illinois. At it I do a Parks on the Air activation (POTA K-7839) and find out why amateur radio operators are welcome with open arms.
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Santa Fe Prairie Nature Preserve: https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/santa-fe-prairie-preserve-birthplace-of-the-prairie-p3fe4663e06
Illinois Prairies: https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/education/Pages/ILPrairies.aspx#:~:text=Mesic%20prairies%20are%20moist%20through,where%20the%20soil%20drains%20rapidly.
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00:26 Santa Fe Prairie State Nature Preserve
02:29 Travel and setup
03:15 20m POTA activation of K-7839
06:57 Santa Fe Prairie and Caboose
07:44 40m POTA activation of K-7839
13:55 Wrap-up and how the prairie was saved