Shaw Woods & Prairie Workday – Lake County

Skokie River Nature Preserve, Skokie Hwy, Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA

Join the community of stewards learning and working at Shaw Woods & Prairies. Park at the west end of Laurel Ave. Email shawcommunity@friendsilnature.org to RSVP or with Questions.

Old Plank Road Prairie Workday – Cook County

5323 Miller Cir Dr Matteson, IL 60443

**No experience necessary Just bring your spirit and elbow grease.   Volunteers will work on removing invasive brush. Contact Christos or Adam with questions at oprpprairies@friendsilnature.org

Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Island view parking lot, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, USA

Restore ecological health to the island of rare plants! Fall/winter is the time we manage invasive brush and thin out trees to bring light to the ground level. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty/damaged and solid shores. Pack a lunch and bring water to drink. Arrive at island view parking lot at 9:30-9:45 to … Continue reading Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Middlefork Savanna Workday – Lake County

Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve, 1401 Middlefork Dr, Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA

Please join Middlefork Savanna volunteers this month in pole-tree cutting and burning as well as good old fashioned brush cutting in the high quality prairie remnants. Cutting and burning accomplished by volunteers in these very special areas of the Nature Preserve provides the best chance for the savanna plants and animals to continue to thrive … Continue reading Middlefork Savanna Workday – Lake County

Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Island view parking lot, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, USA

Restore ecological health to the island of rare plants! Fall/winter is the time we manage invasive brush and thin out trees to bring light to the ground level. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty/damaged and solid shores. Pack a lunch and bring water to drink. Arrive at island view parking lot at 9:30-9:45 to … Continue reading Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Old Plank Road Prairie Workday – Cook County

5323 Miller Cir Dr Matteson, IL 60443

Fall work will continue to be collecting seeds of prairie plants and will transition to include cutting brush! No RSVP required. Workdays at the Old Plank Road Prairies occur on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Contact Christos or Adam with questions at oprpprairies@friendsilnature.org

Old Plank Road Prairie Workday – Cook County

5323 Miller Cir Dr Matteson, IL 60443 (Miller Circle Drive & Central Ave.)

We'll be meeting on Saturday, November 13 toclear brush on the north side of Dewey Helmick. We'll also harvest any seed wefind. Meet at the corner of Miller Circle Drive and Central Avenue at 9 AM.After introductions, we'll hike west on the trail. Dress for the weather—looks like the high temperaturewill be in the 40s—and remember to bring … Continue reading Old Plank Road Prairie Workday – Cook County

Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Island view parking lot, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, USA

Restore ecological health to the island of rare plants! Fall/winter is the time we manage invasive brush and thin out trees to bring light to the ground level. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty/damaged and solid shores. Pack a lunch and bring water to drink. Arrive at island view parking lot at 9:30-9:45 to … Continue reading Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Island view parking lot, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, USA

Restore ecological health to the island of rare plants! Fall/winter is the time we manage invasive brush and thin out trees to bring light to the ground level. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty/damaged and solid shores. Pack a lunch and bring water to drink. Arrive at island view parking lot at 9:30-9:45 to … Continue reading Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

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