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Middlefork Savanna Workday – Lake County

July 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join in the gathering of precious savanna seeds to expand healthy habitat across the site and enjoy the ecosystem off-trail together. Seed collecting is critical to ecosystem recovery and your help is needed to maximize recovery! 

This weekend we will begin Seeds & Sunset on Saturday 7/2 from 5 – 8pm (8:31pm Sunset). Workdays will shift from morning to evening this time of year to provide a new perspective, enjoy sunset, and (usually) avoid the hottest parts of the day. 


Where to meet? 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL at the end of the parking lot. 
When? 5pm- 8pm. Please arrive at or before 5pm as it is a big site and we walk a good distance from the parking lot  🙂 if late -call Matt at 847-293-6685

Things to bring:
Hiking boots and long socks

Long pants and long or short sleeved shirt – light color and weight for best experience

Water bottle
Optional: gardening gloves. 
Sunblock and hat
RSVP and questions directed to middleforksavannavolunteers@gmail.com


July 2
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve, 1401 Middlefork Dr, Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA

Things to know before you come:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a mask if unable to social distance from others at the site.
  • Bring water and a snack. Dress for the wilderness – this should include sturdy boots or shoes, a hat, bug spray, and sunscreen. Long pants and a long sleeve shirt are suggested.
  • We work hard, but at our own pace, and we often take breaks to share snacks and share ideas and nature with each other.

If you are attending a workday at a nature preserve owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, please complete and bring the IDNR Volunteer Waiver to the workday when you attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy at 779-212-2785 or amy@friendsilnature.org