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Sundown Meadow- Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate.

Sundown Meadow contains a variety of ecosystems including prairie and woodland. There are many opportunities to be part of the restoration process, where volunteers are pushing back invasive species such as buckthorn and garlic mustard to bring back nearly lost habitats.


Schedule

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29 Nov 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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6 Dec 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


10 Dec 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Location Description:  S LaGrange Rd and 67 St. Driveway is off of LaGrange Rd., between 63rd Street and 67th street (north of I-55), on the west side of the street. Look for "Volunteer" signs to find the specific location of the workday.

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  16

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


13 Dec 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


20 Dec 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


27 Dec 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


3 Jan 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


10 Jan 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


14 Jan 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Location Description:  S LaGrange Rd and 67 St. Driveway is off of LaGrange Rd., between 63rd Street and 67th street (north of I-55), on the west side of the street. Look for "Volunteer" signs to find the specific location of the workday.

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


17 Jan 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


24 Jan 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


31 Jan 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


7 Feb 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


11 Feb 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Location Description:  S LaGrange Rd and 67 St. Driveway is off of LaGrange Rd., between 63rd Street and 67th street (north of I-55), on the west side of the street. Look for "Volunteer" signs to find the specific location of the workday.

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


14 Feb 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


21 Feb 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Parking lot

Contact: Dennis Kankowske

Phone: 708-268-5114

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Sundown Meadow South La Grange Road and 67th St
Hodgkins IL, 60525


S LaGrange Rd and 67 St. Driveway is off of LaGrange Rd., between 63rd Street and 67th street (north of I-55), on the west side of the street. Look for "Volunteer" signs to find the specific location of the workday.


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Requirements

Requirements
Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate.
All volunteers need to complete the volunteer agreement and waiver form in order to participate. Be prepared for variable weather, uneven terrain, standing and/or walking for two or more hours, working near a fire, and hazardous insects and plants.

What to Expect
Stewardship volunteers help to restore natural habitat by performing seasonal restoration tasks. The work may include removing weeds and invasive vegetation, cutting and burning invasive woody plants, collecting and spreading native seed, and collecting trash. These tasks may incorporate the use of tools, including hand saws, loppers, pruning shears, trowels, shovels, rakes, and other hand tools (manual). All necessary tools, supplies, gloves, and training will be provided.

Safety
While we strive to create the safest environment possible, it is impossible to eliminate all potential hazards when working outside in nature. Volunteers are advised to wear long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes and other seasonally appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Bring a water bottle. Hazards may include stinging or biting insects, poison ivy, walking on uneven terrain, a fire to burn cut brush, and inclement weather.

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

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