(AP) -- More than 1,000 students selected earlier this year will get the chance
to spend time outdoors and help preserve Illinois'
The Illinois Department of Natural
Resources is holding events involving the students in April and May in
connection with Earth Day.
School groups were selected randomly by
drawings after an application process. The participants include schools in Springfield, Marshall,
Pinckneyville and Chicago.
Marc Miller is the department's director.
He says it's a chance for students to protect natural resources.
The students will be planting native
wildflowers and grasses, building bird feeding stations and removing invasive
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