December's episode of “The Buzz,” the Forest Preserve District’s monthly nature show, takes a closer look at volunteer opportunities in the year ahead and reflects back on achievements in 2021.
The show will air at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, on the District’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Program host Suzy Lyttle said this episode will highlight the benefits of volunteering with the District and encourage viewers to consider adding the activity to their New Year’s resolution lists.
“This is a great way to make a difference in your community and local preserves,” said Lyttle, a program coordinator for the District. “It also is a great activity for exercise and stress relief. Using energy to remove an invasive species will reduce stress and make you feel calm and mellow!
“It’s very purposeful work too,” Lyttle added. “Sometimes you start with this wall of shrubby invasives and can see the instant gratification of opening up the space. We have such a strong team of dedicated volunteers that make these days so fun. If it is your first time, no worries. Staff will train you and team you up with a veteran.”
After encouraging viewers to consider volunteering for the Forest Preserve in 2022, Lyttle will spend the rest of the episode looking back at 2021.
“We’ll be going over some District highlights as well as some of our favorite Buzz moments,” she said. “It was great to sit down and introduce (digital communications manager) Chad Merda, who is normally behind the camera. We talk about some of the things you don’t see like sinking into muck in sweaty waders or the instant blizzard that formed one day at Rock Run Rookery.”
Lyttle also said she is excited to tackle more topics in episodes that will air in the months ahead.
“I can’t wait to see what we find in Season 3,” she commented. “There is still so much more to explore and share with viewers.”
If you miss the December showing of the award-winning “Buzz,” you can watch the episode, and every episode since the show debuted in July 2020, on the District's Facebook and YouTube pages. The show also airs on cable stations in Joliet, Naperville, New Lenox, Romeoville and Tinley Park.
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