Opportunity Details

Miami Woods Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Miami Woods and Prairie contain important remnants of the original grasslands and woodlands that formed the natural heritage of the greater Chicago area. From the bike path you can see and enjoy nature in the river, woodlands and the Miami Prairie. Join North Branch Restoration Project volunteers as we remove buckthorn and other weedy species, protecting the native woodland and prairie ecosystems.

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Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian or attend with a chaperoned organized youth group (school, scouts, church). Volunteers under age 18 must have their volunteer waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.


Schedule

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11 Jun 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Meet at North end of parking lot

Location Description:  Meet at North end of parking lot

Contact: Mike Andrews

Phone: (773) 405-7132

Available Positions:  24

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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3 Jul 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Meet at North end of parking lot

Location Description:  Meet at North end of parking lot

Contact: Mike Andrews

Phone: (773) 405-7132

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


23 Jul 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Meet at North end of parking lot

Location Description:  Meet at North end of parking lot

Contact: Mike Andrews

Phone: (773) 405-7132

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Miami Woods Caldwell & Cleveland
Morton Grove IL, 60053


The main parking lot is on Caldwell about 1/4 mile north of Oakton where there is easy access to the bike path which runs from Devon Avenue to the Botanic Garden.


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Secondary contact:
Nicholas Conde
nicholasjconde@gmail.com


Website:
https://www.northbranchrestoration.org/index.html


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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

Requirements
All volunteers need to complete the volunteer agreement and waiver form in order to participate. Be prepared for variable weather, uneven terrain, standing and/or walking for two or more hours, working near a fire, and hazardous insects and plants. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian or attend with a chaperoned organized youth group (school, scouts, church). Volunteers under age 18 must have their volunteer waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
What to Expect
Stewardship volunteers help to restore natural habitat by performing seasonal restoration tasks. The work may include removing weeds and invasive vegetation, cutting and burning invasive woody plants, collecting and spreading native seed, and collecting trash. These tasks may incorporate the use of tools, including hand saws, loppers, pruning shears, trowels, shovels, rakes, and other hand tools (manual). All necessary tools, supplies, gloves, and training will be provided.
Safety
While we strive to create the safest environment possible, it is impossible to eliminate all potential hazards when working outside in nature. Volunteers are advised to wear long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes and other seasonally appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Bring a water bottle. Hazards may include stinging or biting insects, poison ivy, walking on uneven terrain, a fire to burn cut brush, and inclement weather.
All individuals should consider their level of risk for the COVID-19 virus prior to engaging in any volunteer service. Review the Forest Preserve's COVID-19 page each day before volunteering for important updates and safety precautions. DO NOT attempt to volunteer if in the last 14 days you: 1. have any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control 2. have traveled to any foreign country or states with a high incidence of COVID-19 infections.




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