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.
Unlimited Positions available!
Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons, Sunday: Evenings, Saturday: Mornings, Saturday: Afternoons, Saturday: Evenings
Whistler Woods Forest Preserve 678 W. 134th St
Riverdale IL, 60827
Whistler Woods is at the intersection of Halsted and W. 134th Street in Riverdale, IL, just outside the Chicago city limits. The street address is 678 W. 134th Street, Riverdale.
The main Whistler parking lot is closed due to a drainage problem, so we will meet at the chained gate at the lot's entrance. There is a second parking lot directly east on W. 134rd Street below the old driving range. Street parking is also available.
Contact person for opportunity
Calumet Field Organizer Gloria Orozco
Requirements & Documents
All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can "burn" clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and your own drinking water. Depending on the season, a hat, sunscreen, or insect repellant may be good items to bring to a workday.