Opportunity Details

Bob Mann Woods - Shedd Aquarium Great Lakes Action Days - Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Shedd's Great Lakes Action Days are about making a direct and positive difference for local wildlife. Cutting brush, pulling weeds, or collecting seeds, depending on season and weather. All ages and experience levels are welcomed, including no experience.

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.


Schedule

Schedule Slots Available!


8 Jun 2024

Stewardship Volunteer Workdays

Meeting Place: Sunnyside Ave and 31st

Location Description:  Park on Sunnyside Ave and 31st, Westchester. Walk over to the Bob Mann Sign and meet in the grassy lot at the end of Edgewood Ave, where the Salt Creek Trail is located

Contact: Maggie Cooper

Phone: (630) 863-8172

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


20 Jun 2024

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Sunnyside Ave and 31st

Location Description:  Park on Sunnyside Ave and 31st, Westchester. Walk over to the Bob Mann Sign and meet in the grassy lot at the end of Edgewood Ave, where the Salt Creek Trail is located

Contact: Maggie Cooper

Phone: (630) 863-8172

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


13 Jul 2024

Stewardship Volunteer Workdays

Meeting Place: Sunnyside Ave and 31st

Location Description:  Park on Sunnyside Ave and 31st, Westchester. Walk over to the Bob Mann Sign and meet in the grassy lot at the end of Edgewood Ave, where the Salt Creek Trail is located

Contact: Maggie Cooper

Phone: (630) 863-8172

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


18 Jul 2024

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Sunnyside Ave and 31st

Location Description:  Park on Sunnyside Ave and 31st, Westchester. Walk over to the Bob Mann Sign and meet in the grassy lot at the end of Edgewood Ave, where the Salt Creek Trail is located

Contact: Maggie Cooper

Phone: (630) 863-8172

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


10 Aug 2024

Stewardship Volunteer Workdays

Meeting Place: Sunnyside Ave and 31st

Location Description:  Park on Sunnyside Ave and 31st, Westchester. Walk over to the Bob Mann Sign and meet in the grassy lot at the end of Edgewood Ave, where the Salt Creek Trail is located

Contact: Maggie Cooper

Phone: (630) 863-8172

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


15 Aug 2024

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Sunnyside Ave and 31st

Location Description:  Park on Sunnyside Ave and 31st, Westchester. Walk over to the Bob Mann Sign and meet in the grassy lot at the end of Edgewood Ave, where the Salt Creek Trail is located

Contact: Maggie Cooper

Phone: (630) 863-8172

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Sunnyside Ave and 31st
Westchester IL, 60526


Park on Sunnyside Ave and 31st, Westchester. Walk over to the Bob Mann Sign and meet in the grassy lot at the end of Edgewood Ave, where the Salt Creek Trail is located."


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Secondary contact:
Conservation Team Shedd Aquarium
ActionDays@sheddaquarium.org


Website:
https://www.sheddaquarium.org/Learning-Experiences/Teen-Programs/Great-Lakes-Action-Days/


Requirements & Documents
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

Join Shedd Aquarium to make a positive difference for amphibians and other wildlife by restoring local habitats.

Using hand tools to cut and burn invasive brush, we work to preserve and restore woodlands and wetlands critical for local flora and fauna. No experience necessary.

All ages and experience levels are welcome.

All necessary tools/equipment will be provided.

For group requests of 6 people or more, please reach out directly to:ActionDays@sheddaquarium.org

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 Sunnyside Ave and 31st, La Grange, IL. Walk over to the Bob Mann Sign and meet in the grassy lot at the end of Edgewood Ave, where the Salt Creek Trail is located.

* 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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