Opportunity Details

Powderhorn Prairie - Stewardship Volunteer Days


You'll never believe you are in Chicago city limits in this rare dune-and-swale landscape. It's the most biologically rich area in the City home to ~250 plant species, 2,500 insects and 40 - 100 different kinds of birds, depending on the season. We remove invasive plants, collect native seeds, and enjoy the beauty on the 3rd Saturday of the month (usually) from 9 - noon. Join us as we help care for this unique place. Tools, training, and any guidance provided.


Unlimited Positions available!


Saturday: Mornings, Season: Spring, Season: Fall, Season: Winter
Powderhorn Lake Forest Preserve 14017 S Brainard Ave
Burnham IL, 60633

Powderhorn Prairie is located on the east side of Brainard Ave. just south of Burnham Ave. on the border of Chicago and the Village of Burnham, Illinois.

Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Secondary contact:
Site Steward Douglas Chien

Requirements & Documents

Please wear sturdy shoes, clothes that can get dirty, and your own drinking water. Volunteer day starts at 9 am and ends at noon. We meet at the east end of the parking lot. Please RSVP if possible to ensure we bring enough supplies. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

This opportunity is not appropriate for groups of 5 or more.

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