Opportunity Details

Willow Springs Woods - Stewardship Volunteer Days


Restoration activities focus on the removal of invasive plants like honeysuckle and barberry. Main tools used are loppers and hand saws. Weather permitting, we will build and burn brush piles.

Join the stewardship volunteers from Palos Restoration Project in stewarding Willow Springs Woods. You can also follow them on Facebook!

Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian or attend with a chaperoned organized youth group (school, scouts, church). Volunteers under age 18 must have their volunteer waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.


Unlimited Positions available!


Saturday: Mornings
Willow Springs Woods
Willow Springs IL, 60480

Meet at the Will ow Springs Woods parking lot, on the east side of 104th St/Flavin Road/Willow Springs Road 0.9 miles north of 95th Street. We usually meet at the southeast end of the lot near the shelter.

Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Secondary contact:
Jan Pietrzak


Requirements & Documents

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.

Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes. Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when we're burning brush piles. Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.

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