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Somme Prairie Nature Preserve Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Join North Branch Restoration Project volunteers as we reclaim the sparkling prairie from the invasive brush at this hidden treasure in Northbrook. The work we do depends on the season and may be collecting seeds, pulling weeds or cutting woody invaders.

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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.


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12 Jun 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: US Post Office Lot at Dundee and Western

Contact: Laurel Ross

Phone: 773-218-0850

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Somme Prairie Nature Preserve Dundee & Western
Northbrook IL, 60062

This site is the westernmost of the three Somme sites. On workdays, we meet in the post office parking lot on the north side of Dundee Road, approximately a quarter mile west of the Metra tracks.

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Requirements & Documents

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

Staff and volunteer leaders will implement protocols to ensure physical distancing, glove and mask usage, and tool sanitizing.

Wear all essential personal protection equipment (PPE) including a face mask.
Always keep a minimum distance of six feet from other volunteers.
Plan accordingly, as many public restrooms are closed.
Bring your own gloves, snack, water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, and hand sanitizer.

Tools and instructions are provided by the steward. It is not necessary to pre-register, but if a group of more than 5 are planning to come, please let the steward know that, so that adequate supplies can be provided.

Dress for the weather and the outdoors. We strongly encourage boots/sturdy shoes and clothes that can get wear and tear. Natural fabrics are best, especially if brushpiles may be burned.

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