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.

Short Pioneer Cemetery Prairie Workday – Grundy County

6998 County Rd 7000 E, Morris, IL 60450, USA

Come provide care to this precious hidden Illinois Nature Preserve. We'll remove woody invasive brush from the preserve to let light on the prairie. Contact Matt Evans with questions at matt.evans2017@gmail.com

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

Kishwaukee Fen Workday – McHenry County

Palmer Dr, Village of Lakewood, IL 60014, USA

We’ll work from 9am-12pm with a break for snacks, planning, and sharing around the bonfire at 10:45am. Park at the end of Palmer Drive, Village of Lakewood. The past few weeks we’ve made strong headway, sawing and lopping back the buckthorn from the southwest edge of the hanging fen. Our work will not only save … Continue reading Kishwaukee Fen Workday – McHenry County

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 (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

Kishwaukee Fen Workday – McHenry County

Palmer Dr, Village of Lakewood, IL 60014, USA

We’ll work from 9am-12pm with a break for snacks, planning, and sharing around the bonfire at 10:45am. Park at the end of Palmer Drive, Village of Lakewood. The past few weeks we’ve made strong headway, sawing and lopping back the buckthorn from the southwest edge of the hanging fen. Our work will not only save … Continue reading Kishwaukee Fen Workday – McHenry County

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

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

Kishwaukee Fen Workday – McHenry County

Palmer Dr, Village of Lakewood, IL 60014, USA

We’ll work from 9am-12pm with a break for snacks, planning, and sharing around the bonfire at 10:45am. Park at the end of Palmer Drive, Village of Lakewood. The past few weeks we’ve made strong headway, sawing and lopping back the buckthorn from the southwest edge of the hanging fen. Our work will not only save … Continue reading Kishwaukee Fen Workday – McHenry 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 have any questions, please contact Amy at 779-212-2785 or amy@friendsilnature.org