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.

Giant City Botanical Walk

Giant City State Park – Trillium Trail, GPS for shelter 1 parking lot: 37.625779427288386, -89.19942280107897

Led by Travis Neal, travis@friendsilnature.org2 miles, RuggedThis loop trail has large overhanging bluffs with both dry and mesic species represented. There is a great fern diversity on the trail and spring … Continue reading Giant City Botanical Walk

Total Lunar Eclipse

Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve, 3325 G Rd, Fults, IL 62244, USA

Friends of IL Nature Preserves and Clifftop invite you to join us! Take a nap in the afternoon to stay up late and join us for this unique event. Washington … Continue reading Total Lunar Eclipse

Restoration Day

Harry's Prairies

Illinois NaturePreserves Commission Natural Areas Preservation Specialist, Debbie Newman, hasarranged for a special workday at Harry's Prairies, a Natural Heritage Landmark.Work planned for volunteers is to drag brush/cut up trees … Continue reading Restoration Day

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