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

Schedule Slots Available!


22 Dec 2018

Restoration Workday

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

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  19

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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12 Jan 2019

Restoration Workday

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

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


26 Jan 2019

Restoration Workday

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

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


9 Feb 2019

Restoration Workday

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

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


23 Feb 2019

Restoration Workday

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

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


9 Mar 2019

Restoration Workday

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

Contact: Pat Hayes

Phone: (708) 220-9596

Available Positions:  20

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


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


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Site Steward
Pat Hayes
ptihys@yahoo.com
(708) 220-9596

Secondary contact

Volunteer
Marnie Baker
marnie.baker@gmail.com
708-942-8038
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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

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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