Join us every Friday or the third Saturday of each month to help restore our rare dolomite prairie and oak/hickory woodlands. We cut brush, pull weeds and collect seed, depending on the season. All levels of experience are welcome.
Unlimited Positions available!
Friday: Mornings, Saturday: Mornings, Season: Spring, Season: Summer, Season: Fall, Season: Winter
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.
* Participants should be able to be outdoors for 2-3 hours and walk on uneven terrain
*All tools and onsite training will be provided
*Please arrive a few minutes before the workday begins
*Dress for the outdoors. Layers, long pants and long socks are recommended
*Please wear non-synthetic clothes, like cotton or wool. Weather permitting, in cooler weather there may be a brush pile fire, and hot embers can make holes in clothes
*Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are suggested
*Hat or bandana and sunglasses are recommended
*Please bring a water bottle