Opportunity Details

Orland Grassland - Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

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

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26 Sep 2020

Restoration Workday

Meeting Place: 167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Location Description:  167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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10 Oct 2020

Restoration Workday

Meeting Place: 167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Location Description:  167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


24 Oct 2020

Restoration Workday

Meeting Place: 167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Location Description:  167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


14 Nov 2020

Restoration Workday

Meeting Place: 167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Location Description:  167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


28 Nov 2020

Restoration Workday

Meeting Place: 167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Location Description:  167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


12 Dec 2020

Restoration Workday

Meeting Place: 167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Location Description:  167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Orland Grassland 167th St and La Grange Rd
Orland Park IL, 60467


167th Street entrance just west of La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Secondary contact:
Volunteer Marnie Baker
marnie.baker@gmail.com
708-942-8038


Website:
www.orlandgrassland.org


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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

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.

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




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