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Whistler Woods - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Days

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Description

Whistler Woods contains oaks up to 300 years old, but invasive brush prevents their acorns from sprouting. Come join a volunteer crew that will cut back the invasives and improve the habitat at this preserve. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers through on-going education and training.


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21 Nov 2020

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Half-way the parking lot on the left side as you drive in

Contact: Gloria Orozco

Phone: (312) 665-7444

Available Positions:  8

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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19 Dec 2020

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: End of parking lot

Contact: Gloria Orozco

Phone: (312) 665-7444

Available Positions:  9

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


16 Jan 2021

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: End of parking lot

Contact: Gloria Orozco

Phone: (312) 665-7444

Available Positions:  9

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Whistler Woods Forest Preserve
Riverdale IL



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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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