Kishwaukee Fen Workday – McHenry County

Palmer Dr, Village of Lakewood, IL 60014, USA

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

Shaw Woods & Prairie Workday – Lake County

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

We'll be back out on the prairie cutting brush onSaturday.  It's looking like the warmest day of the weekend.Please RSVP if you plan on joining.  Meet at theparking lot at 9:00a.  Some of us will try to bring water and snacks, butbring your own if you'd like extra .  If you arrive late and are … Continue reading Shaw Woods & Prairie Workday – Lake County

Langham Island Workday – Kankakee County

Island view parking lot, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, USA

RSVP Required! Email Emma Leavens and the Langham Volunteers at langhamisland@gmail.com to RSVP and with any questions. Langham Island weekend workdays occur every other Saturday. Workers will shuttle to and fromthe island in a john boat providedby IDNR.

Fults Hill Prairie Workday – Monroe County

Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve, 509 IL-155, Prairie Du Rocher, IL 62277, USA

The hill prairies of Illinois are shrinking and at risk of being lost from the Illinois landscape forever. Hill prairies are home to several rare and endangered plants and animals and they need our help to protect them from threats like brush and other weedy invasive plants.Let's build a volunteer community to learn to care … Continue reading Fults Hill Prairie Workday – Monroe 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

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

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