Hike into 1,000 rolling acres of prairie, wetlands, savanna and shrubland, enjoying beautiful vistas and wildlife along the way. Join volunteers to restore habitat for many important threatened grassland birds. Activities include cutting invasive brush to protect bur oaks and native shrubs from being crowded out. Invasive species like white sweet clover and teasel are removed and native seed is collected to distribute within the grassland.
Schedule Slots Available!
24 Aug 2019
Meeting Place: 167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL
Contact: Pat Hayes
Phone: (708) 220-9596
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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14 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
12 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
9 Nov 2019
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Children from age 8 to high school must be accompanied by an adult. The restoration work varies and there are different tasks for different age levels. Younger than age 8 is not recommended since we hike into 1,000 acres of natural terrain.
Tools, gloves, training and education are provided.
Important: Dress for success - be sure to dress for the weather and hiking in natural terrain in the great outdoors. It can be WINDIER AND COLDER on the prairie, so wear coats, hats, jeans and sturdy shoes. See "Dress for Success" on our website at www.orlandgrassland.org
Learn how to sign up and prepare for your first volunteer experience:
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Documents and links for volunteers:
Forest Preserves of Cook County Volunteer Resources
6100 N. Central, Chicago, IL 60646
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