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.  Visit for more information about the Shaw Prairie Stewards. Email to RSVP or with Questions.

Happy Birthday Flora Prairie: Volunteer Day & Birthday Party

Flora Prairie Nature Preserve, 498 Poole Rd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016, USA

Join BCCD staff and volunteers at Flora Prairie NaturePreserve on Saturday, January 28, from 9 am-12 pm.  Our task is to cutbrush and haul it to burn piles.  We are looking for volunteers to join inthe fun and help this Day to celebrate Flora’s 55th Birthday andbeing protected. Birthday treats will be provided for all volunteers! People can … Continue reading Happy Birthday Flora Prairie: Volunteer Day & Birthday Party

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

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