Spears Woods is 444 acres of wide woods, cozy wetlands, and spacious prairie knolls. Named after the early settler John Spear, who owned the property, the site was once a dairy farm. 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. You do not have to pre-register for this activity.
Unlimited Positions available!
Spears Woods Picnic Grove
Willow Springs IL, 60480
Meet at Country Lane Woods parking lot, on the south side of 95th Strret one-half mile west of La Grange Road (Route 45). We will park at the front of the parking lot.
Contact person for opportunity
Regional Steward Joe Neumann
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.