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Description

Somme Prairie Grove is a mosaic of prairie, savanna, and woodland. Flowers and grasses such as purple milkweed, cream gentian, bottlebrush grass, and wood reed grass contribute to its high quality. Rare butterflies, snakes and coyotes once again populate its prairies and groves. Join North Branch Restoration Project volunteers as we remove buckthorn and other weedy species, protecting the native ecosystems.

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Location
Somme Prairie Grove
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Site Steward
Steve Packard
info@sommepreserve.org



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Requirements

Tools and instructions are provided by the steward. It is not necessary to pre-register, but if a group of more than 5-6 are planning to come, please let the steward know that, so that adequate supplies can be provided.

Dress for the weather and the outdoors. We strongly encourage boots/sturdy shoes and clothes that can get wear and tear. Natural fabrics are best, especially if brushpiles may be burned.



Description

Join North Branch Restoration Project volunteers as we reclaim the sparkling prairie from the invasive brush at this hidden treasure in Northbrook. The work we do depends on the season and may be collecting seeds, pulling weeds or cutting woody invaders.

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Location
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve Dundee & Western
Northbrook IL, 60062


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Site Steward
Laurel Ross
lross@fieldmuseum.org
(773) 218-0850


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Requirements

Tools and instructions are provided by the steward. It is not necessary to pre-register, but if a group of more than 5 are planning to come, please let the steward know that, so that adequate supplies can be provided.

Dress for the weather and the outdoors. We strongly encourage boots/sturdy shoes and clothes that can get wear and tear. Natural fabrics are best, especially if brushpiles may be burned.



Description

Somme Woods, the furthest east of the Sommes, has bur and white oak woodlands with massive old oaks, open marshes, and ephemeral ponds. Rich with native plants and animals, they are being restored to their original beauty. A resting bald eagle greeted a volunteer work crew here on one workday.


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Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location
Somme Woods Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact Info

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Eriko Kojima
erikokojima@gmail.com


Secondary contact


Steve Packard
sgpackard@comcast.net

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Requirements

Tools and instructions are provided by the steward. It is not necessary to pre-register, but if a group of more than 5-6 are planning to come, please let the steward know that, so that adequate supplies can be provided.

Dress for the weather and the outdoors. We strongly encourage boots/sturdy shoes and clothes that can get wear and tear. Natural fabrics are best, especially if brushpiles may be burned.



Description

Somme Woods, the furthest east of the Sommes, has bur and white oak woodlands with massive old oaks, open marshes, and ephemeral ponds. Rich with native plants and animals, they are being restored to their original beauty. A resting bald eagle greeted a volunteer work crew here on one workday.

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Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

This opportunity has a schedule. Click view schedule below to see available times.


Location
Somme Woods Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact Info

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Linda Masters
masters2001@comcast.net



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Requirements

Tools and instructions are provided by the steward. It is not necessary to pre-register, but if a group of more than 5-6 are planning to come, please let the steward know that, so that adequate supplies can be provided.

Dress for the weather and the outdoors. We strongly encourage boots/sturdy shoes and clothes that can get wear and tear. Natural fabrics are best, especially if brushpiles may be burned.



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--.

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Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings
Location
Somme Woods 2284 Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Shedd (GLAD) Workdays
Hilary Wind
hwind@sheddaquarium.org
(708) 207-1129


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Requirements

* 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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