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Eggers Woods Volunteer Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Eggers is a mosaic of wooded ridges where spring wildflowers thrive and narrow wetlands filled with sedges, marsh grasses, and waterfowl. Help remove invasive species that threaten to crowd out native plants. Trained leaders show you how to identify plants that don't belong and demonstrate how to safely use hand tools. Workdays may also include native seed collection, hand pulling invasive plants, and nature walks to enjoy the preserve.


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14 Nov 2020

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot east of Caretaker''s Bldg

Contact: Marianne Kozlowski

Phone: 312-995-9137

Available Positions:  9

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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12 Dec 2020

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot east of Caretaker''s Bldg

Contact: Marianne Kozlowski

Phone: 312-995-9137

Available Positions:  10

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


9 Jan 2021

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot east of Caretaker''s Bldg

Contact: Marianne Kozlowski

Phone: 312-995-9137

Available Positions:  10

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Eggers Woods Forest Preserve S Ave B
Chicago IL, 60617


Eggers Woods is composed of woodlands, savannas, and wetlands. It is one of the few remaining marshes in the entire Chicago metropolitan region where yellow-headed blackbirds and Virginia rails nest. It's varied natural areas make it attractive to migrating birds as well. The entrance to Eggers Woods is off 112th Street by the Burnham Greenway. The access road and parking lots wind south through the preserve.


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Secondary contact:
Site Steward Marianne Kozlowski
zed470812@gmail.com


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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.

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can "burn" clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and your own drinking water. Depending on the season, a hat, sunscreen, or insect repellant may be good items to bring to a workday.

To ensure enough tools and supplies can be provided, groups (3 or more volunteers) please call John Pastirik at least two days before the event.




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