Shaw Woods & Prairie Workday – Lake County

Skokie River Nature Preserve, West end of Laurel Ave., 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 to RSVP or with Questions.

Middlefork Savanna Workday – Lake County

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

Join the magic at Middlefork! Your seed gathering will bring life and richness back to parts of the preserve that have fallen into darkness caused by invasive species AND help other preserves do the same by sharing seeds with other sites/volunteers. As we transition into fall and winter work we will resume brush cutting.  Stay warm around … Continue reading Middlefork Savanna Workday – Lake County

Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Island view parking lot, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, USA

Restoreecological health to the island of rare plants!  Participate in eco-restoration volunteeringyear-round on Langham Island, on Thursdays and Saturdays of alternatingweeks.  Wheneverthe river is not passable, we work at our alternate site, a sand savanna withinKankakee River State Park, a walking distance from Parking Area A (ArcheryRange).Weask that you RSVP so that we can be in … Continue reading Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Grisley Woods Conservation Day

Liberty School Road (Pittsburg, IL) watch for signs. (37.7939156°, -88.8358512°)

We are returning to Grisley Woods Land and Water Reserve to continue the great work from earlier this fall. Grisley LWR is located in Pittsburg, IL near Marion in Williamson County. The area is part of a complex of dry mesic upland forests with many 200 year old oaks. Let's build a volunteer community to … Continue reading Grisley Woods Conservation Day

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