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McCormick Woods - Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Please create a Volunteer Profile HERE prior to attending the stewardship day.

The McCormick Woods volunteers are working to restore a savanna lush with wildflowers. Enjoy a few quality hours outside and learn to identify and remove invasive species that threaten biodiversity in the preserves.

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Schedule

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28 Nov 2020

Restoration workday

Meeting Place: Main lot; 31st St. and 1st Ave

Contact: Bill Marszalec

Phone: 630-561-2209

Available Positions:  15

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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26 Dec 2020

Restoration workday

Meeting Place: Main lot; 31st St. and 1st Ave

Contact: Bill Marszalec

Phone: 630-561-2209

Available Positions:  16

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
McCormick Woods
North Riverside IL, 60546



Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Secondary contact:
Bill Marszalec
billmarszalec@gmail.com
708-442-0580


Website:
restoringnature.org


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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.

* 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 to be outdoors and to get dirty. Layers, long pants and long socks are recommended
*Wear non-synthetic clothes, like cotton or wool. Weather permitting, there will be a brush pile fire and hot embers can make holes in clothes
*Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required
*Remember your sun protection, a hat or bandana and sunglasses are recommended
*Bring a water bottle and a snack to have during break time




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