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Harms Woods East - Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Join North Branch Restoration Project volunteers as we remove invasive European buckthorn, brush and weeds from this fine oak woodland situated along the North Branch of the Chicago River in the village of Glenview.The woodland east of the River includes a mixture of upland woods, floodplain and wet woods. The close-by North Branch bike trail offers glimpses of the river interspersed with woodland vistas.

Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian or attend with a chaperoned organized youth group (school, scouts, church). Volunteers under age 18 must have their volunteer waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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11 Dec 2022

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Harms Woods South parking lot (Groves 1 & 2), which is a block south of the traffic light where Old Orchard meets Harms Road. It's the first parking lot north of Golf Road.

Location Description:  Meet in the South Harms Woods parking lot (groves 1 & 2), on the west side of Harms Road, first lot north of Golf Road. If the South parking lot is inaccessible, meet at the Central Harms Woods parking lot (groves 3 & 4), west side of Harms Road. Please be sure to arrive on time. If you arrive after we have left the meeting place, you may not be able to find where we are working for the day.

Contact: Lisa Musgrave

Phone: (847) 401-3067

Available Positions:  14

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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15 Jan 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Harms Woods South parking lot (Groves 1 & 2), which is a block south of the traffic light where Old Orchard meets Harms Road. It's the first parking lot north of Golf Road.

Location Description:  Meet in the South Harms Woods parking lot (groves 1 & 2), on the west side of Harms Road, first lot north of Golf Road. If the South parking lot is inaccessible, meet at the Central Harms Woods parking lot (groves 3 & 4), west side of Harms Road. Please be sure to arrive on time. If you arrive after we have left the meeting place, you may not be able to find where we are working for the day.

Contact: Lisa Musgrave

Phone: (847) 401-3067

Available Positions:  15

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


12 Feb 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Harms Woods South parking lot (Groves 1 & 2), which is a block south of the traffic light where Old Orchard meets Harms Road. It's the first parking lot north of Golf Road.

Location Description:  Meet in the South Harms Woods parking lot (groves 1 & 2), on the west side of Harms Road, first lot north of Golf Road. If the South parking lot is inaccessible, meet at the Central Harms Woods parking lot (groves 3 & 4), west side of Harms Road. Please be sure to arrive on time. If you arrive after we have left the meeting place, you may not be able to find where we are working for the day.

Contact: Lisa Musgrave

Phone: (847) 401-3067

Available Positions:  15

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Harms Woods-Central
Morton Grove IL, 60053


Meet in the South Harms Woods parking lot (groves 1 & 2), on the west side of Harms Road, first lot north of Golf Road. If the South parking lot is inaccessible, meet at the Central Harms Woods parking lot (groves 3 & 4), west side of Harms Road. Please be sure to arrive on time. If you arrive after we have left the meeting place, you may not be able to find where we are working for the day.


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Website:
https://www.northbranchrestoration.org


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Requirements

Requirements
Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate. All volunteers need to complete the volunteer agreement and waiver form in order to participate. Be prepared for variable weather, uneven terrain, standing and/or walking for two or more hours, working near a fire, and hazardous insects and plants.

What to Expect
Stewardship volunteers help to restore natural habitat by performing seasonal restoration tasks. The work may include removing weeds and invasive vegetation, cutting and burning invasive woody plants, collecting and spreading native seed, and collecting trash. These tasks may incorporate the use of tools, including hand saws, loppers, pruning shears, trowels, shovels, rakes, and other hand tools (manual). All necessary tools, supplies, gloves, and training will be provided.

Safety
While we strive to create the safest environment possible, it is impossible to eliminate all potential hazards when working outside in nature. Volunteers are advised to wear long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes and other seasonally appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Bring a water bottle. Hazards may include stinging or biting insects, poison ivy, walking on uneven terrain, a fire to burn cut brush, and inclement weather.
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.




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