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Shaw Woods & Prairie Workday – Lake County

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It's that time of the year again when we can barely keep up with all the seeds that need to be collected. So, we are holding weekday workdays every other Thursday at 5:00 pm just to collect seeds. As usual, we'll meet at the parking lot on Laurel Avenue and make our way to the best places to collect. Depending on what is ready, we may be in McLaughlin, Shaw Woods or Shaw Prairie. 

We'll provide the pruners and bags to gather the seeds. Please bring water and dress for working in long grass. 

Park at the west end of Laurel Ave.  Visit https://www.shawprairiestewards.com/ for more information about the Shaw Prairie Stewards. 

Email shawcommunity@friendsilnature.org to RSVP or with Questions.


September 21
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Skokie River Nature Preserve, Skokie Hwy, 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