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Description

Join us to help restore this unique prairie and woodland ecosystem back to health! Trained leaders show you how to identify plants that don't belong and demonstrate how to safely use hand tools to remove them. Depending on the season, workdays may also include native seed collection for dispersal in areas cleared of invasive species, hand pulling invasive grasses and flowers, as well as nature walks to enjoy the preserve.


Are you a group? Please note!
Group leaders must always contact the site steward first before registering for workdays:
Laura Milkert: lmilkert@fieldmuseum.org


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Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve
Chicago IL, 60633


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Laura Milkert
lmilkert@fieldmuseum.org
(312) 665-7444

Secondary contact


Fatimah Al-Nurridin
fatimah@fotfp.org

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Requirements

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can "burn" clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and your own drinking water. Depending on the season, a hat, sunscreen, or insect repellant may be good items to bring to a workday. To ensure enough tools and supplies can be provided, please RSVP to Laura Milkert at least two days before the event.


Are you a group? Please note!
Group leaders must always contact the site steward first before registering for workdays:
Laura Milkert: lmilkert@fieldmuseum.org



Description

Dan Ryan Woods is the last remaining undeveloped portion of Blue Island, one of the highest points in Chicago and once an island in ancient Lake Chicago. The site preserves remnants of woodland and savanna plant communities. Volunteer groups have turned more attention from the playfields to the wilder parts of the preserve. The volunteers are removing invasive species, promoting native trees and wildflowers and restoring eroding slopes.


Schedule

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Location
2198 W. 87th St.
Chicago IL, 60620


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Site Steward
Benjmain Cox
benjamin@fotfp.org
(773) 398-1178

Secondary contact


Lary Unruh
laruh@att.net

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Requirements

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can "burn" clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and your own drinking water. Depending on the season, a hat, sunscreen, or insect repellant may be good items to bring to a workday.

To ensure enough tools and supplies can be provided, please RSVP to Benjamin Cox at least two days before the event.

GROUPS ? Currently, Dan Ryan Woods workdays are not appropriate for groups of 10 or more. Please see the FPCC calendar for other workday possibilities: www.fpdcc.com/VS



Description

Help us to restore this prairie and savanna ecosystem! We are looking for a small group of adult individuals who will help us to control invasive buckthorn and other species and to encourage native plants and wildlife to return. Tools, supplies, and training will be provided.


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Location
Dolton Rd and Paxton Ave
Calumet City IL, 60409


Contact Info

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Genevieve Nano
gvnano@gmail.com



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Requirements

Park on Paxton Ave. near Dolton Rd.

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Wear natural fiber clothing or old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

Attachments:

     Burn Call Sheet



Description

Eggers is a mosaic of wooded ridges where spring wildflowers thrive and narrow wetlands filled with sedges, marsh grasses, and waterfowl. Help remove invasive species that threaten to crowd out native plants. Trained leaders show you how to identify plants that don't belong and demonstrate how to safely use hand tools. Workdays may also include native seed collection, hand pulling invasive plants, and nature walks to enjoy the preserve.


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Location
Eggers Woods Forest Preserve S Ave B
Chicago IL, 60617


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Site Steward
John Pastirik
zed470812@gmail.com
(773) 991-0613

Secondary contact

Site Steward
Marianne Kozlowski
zed470812@gmail.com

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Requirements

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can "burn" clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and your own drinking water. Depending on the season, a hat, sunscreen, or insect repellant may be good items to bring to a workday.

To ensure enough tools and supplies can be provided, groups (3 or more volunteers) please call John Pastirik at least two days before the event.



Description

From milkweed to goldenrod, Kickapoo's native prairie plants need your help. Join an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Little Calumet River. Learn to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river systems. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.


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Location
14498 S. Halsted
Riverdale IL, 60827


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Site Steward
June Webb
jwebb58920@aol.com


Secondary contact

Field Organizer
Fatimah Al-Nurridi
fatimah@fotfp.org

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Requirements

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can "burn" clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and your own drinking water. Depending on the season, a hat, sunscreen, or insect repellant may be good items to bring to a workday. While this site is accessible by public transit, we can also work to arrange carpooling if desired.



Description

You'll never believe you are in Chicago city limits in this rare dune-and-swale landscape. It's the most biologically rich area in the City home to ~250 plant species, 2,500 insects and 40 - 100 different kinds of birds, depending on the season. We remove invasive plants, collect native seeds, and enjoy the beauty on the 3rd Saturday of the month (usually) from 9 - noon. Join us as we help care for this unique place. Tools, training, and any guidance provided.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Saturday: Mornings, Season: Spring, Season: Fall, Season: Winter
Location
Powderhorn Lake Forest Preserve 14017 S Brainard Ave
Burnham IL, 60633


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Site Steward
Alice Brandon
alicebran1972@gmail.com
(312) 286-6937

Secondary contact

Site Steward
Douglas Chien
dskchien@sbcglobal.net

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Requirements

Please wear sturdy shoes, clothes that can get dirty, and your own drinking water. Volunteer day starts at 9 am and ends at noon. We meet at the east end of the parking lot. Please RSVP if possible to ensure we bring enough supplies. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

This opportunity is not appropriate for groups of 5 or more.



Description

Help take care of Sand Ridge Nature Center with removal of invasive plants.  Come out to this spectacular place and do some good work for nature and friends.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland IL, 60473


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Steward
Nancy Joseph
njoseph2008@aol.com
(773) 562-6177

Secondary contact

Assistant Director
Jeanette Louis

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Requirements

*Volunteer will help remove invasive plants like garlic mustard and buckthorn.
*Must be able to work outdoors and have knowledge of working outdoors safely.
*Should be able to use simple tools including loppers and hand saws.



Description

The sandy soil of Wampum Lake supports unique plant life such as skunk cabbage and cinnamon ferns. Loons, eagles and osprey stop over at the preserve on their annual migration south in fall. Natural springs create wet, marshy areas in the woods. Help us to remove invasive plants that are crowding this ecosystem. We'll cut and remove invasive brush in the winter or pull invasive plants in the spring. Tools, supplies, and training will be provided.


This opportunity is for small groups, if you like to bring out your group of 5-10 individuals, please contact the Site Steward.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location
598 Thornton Lansing Rd
Thornton IL, 60476


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Steward
Genevieve Nano
gvnano@gmail.com
(773) 803-5555

Secondary contact

Steward
Daniel Spencer
Daniel.Spencer@cookcountyil.gov
708 246 4006
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Requirements

Park on Thornton Lansing Rd. west of Thorn Creek Division Headquarters.

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Wear natural fiber clothing or old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

Please pre-register for workdays.



Description

Whistler Woods contains oaks up to 300 years old, but invasive brush prevents their acorns from sprouting. Come join a volunteer crew that will cut back the invasives and improve the habitat at this preserve. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers through on-going education and training.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons, Sunday: Evenings, Saturday: Mornings, Saturday: Afternoons, Saturday: Evenings
Location
Whistler Woods Forest Preserve 678 W. 134th St
Riverdale IL, 60827


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Field Organizer
Fatimah Al-Nuriddin
fatimah@fotfp.org
(312) 350-1557

Secondary contact

Steward Workday Leaders
Ron Rodriguez
rodriguezron@comcast.net

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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can "burn" clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and your own drinking water. Depending on the season, a hat, sunscreen, or insect repellant may be good items to bring to a workday.




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