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Skokie Lagoons - Shedd Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Join Shedd Aquarium for a Great Lakes Action Day to make a positive difference for amphibians and other wildlife by restoring local habitats. We use hand tools to cut and burn invasive brush to make room for native flora and fauna. All ages and experience levels are welcome. For group request please reach out directly to: GreatLakesActionDays@sheddaquarium.org


Schedule

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5 Dec 2020

Stewardship Day

Meeting Place: Meet at the Forest Way Picnic Grove, parking along the road.

Contact: Jackie Majdov

Phone: 773-747-2362

Available Positions:  15

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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2 Jan 2021

Stewardship Day

Meeting Place: Meet at the Forest Way Picnic Grove, parking along the road.

Contact: Jackie Majdov

Phone: 773-747-2362

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Location
Forest Way Picnic Grove, North Branch Trail, Glencoe, IL North Branch Trail
Glencoe IL, 60093


Meeting place/work area at the pavilion along the west side of Forestway Drive, approximately 1 mile north of Tower Road/0.5 miles south of Dundee Road.

Coordinates of the meeting place are 42.129053, -87.774613

You can park on the gravel shoulders along Forestway Drive


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Secondary contact:
Maggie Cooper
mcooper@sheddaquarium.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.

Tools, gloves, and a light snack will be provided. We will burn a brushpile if conditions permit.

What should I wear to and bring for a habitat restoration workday?
* Grubby clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting muddy
* Avoid wearing synthetic fabrics as outer layers - this means avoid nylon shells and fleece jackets - because embers floating away from the fire can leave ugly scars if they land on those fabrics
* An old sweatshirt is a good choice.
* Closed-toe shoes are a must. Some volunteers like to wear rubber boots, especially after a rain.
* Dress in layers, especially for winter workdays. You'll probably work up a sweat.
* Bring a water bottle.

E-mail us if you have any specific questions about workday conditions.




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