Opportunity Details

Wampum Lake Woods- Stewardship volunteer Days


The sandy soil of Wampum Lake supports unique plant life such as skunk cabbage and cinnamon ferns. Loons, eagles and osprey stop over at the preserve on their annual migration south in fall. Natural springs create wet, marshy areas in the woods. Help us to remove invasive plants that are crowding this ecosystem. We'll cut and remove invasive brush in the winter or pull invasive plants in the spring. Tools, supplies, and training will be provided.

This opportunity is for small groups, if you like to bring out your group of 5-10 individuals, please contact the Site Steward.


Unlimited Positions available!

598 Thornton Lansing Rd
Thornton IL, 60476

Park on Thornton Lansing Rd. west of Thorn Creek Division Headquarters.

Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Secondary contact:
Kam Pattisapu

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.

Park on Thornton Lansing Rd. west of Thorn Creek Division Headquarters.

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. Wear natural fiber clothing or old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

Please pre-register for workdays.

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