Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Island view parking lot, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, USA

Restore ecological health to the island of rare plants!  Participate in eco-restoration volunteering year-round on Langham Island, on Thursdays and Saturdays of alternating weeks.  Whenever the river is not passable, we work at our alternate site, a sand savanna within Kankakee River State Park, a walking distance from Parking Area A (Archery Range).We ask that you … Continue reading Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

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 shawcommunity@friendsilnature.org 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! Over the next few weeks, community members will pull invasive garlic mustard scout for other invasive species, protect rare plants from deer with small cages to ensure a portion of the seed can be collected for the seed mix, and discuss the ecosystem and community together. No experience necessary.   RSVP … Continue reading Middlefork Savanna Workday – Lake County

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 shawcommunity@friendsilnature.org to RSVP or with Questions.

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

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 shawcommunity@friendsilnature.org 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! Volunteers will pull garlic mustard together and discuss the ecological significance of areas of the site. RSVP and questions directed to middleforksavannavolunteers@gmail.com

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 shawcommunity@friendsilnature.org to RSVP or with Questions.

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