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Enojoy a morning hike through Spears Woods while identifying birds through woodland, marsh, savanna, and prairie areas! Bird-watching tips and techniques will be shared and everyone is welcome to attend! Binoculars, check-lists, and some field guides will be provided


Dates: 30 Jun 2018 - 24 Jul 2018

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Spears Woods
Willow Springs IL, 60480

Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Stewardship Program Aide
Michelle Murawski

Requirements & Documents


The Tree Health Monitor training for NEW volunteers will be held on JULY 18th from 8 am to 12 pm.

This training class will provide an opportunity to become a Tree Health Monitor. Monitors assess tree health using a nationally recognized protocol developed by The Nature Conservancy and the USDA Forest Service.

In the Tree Health Monitor training you will learn how to:

  • spot signs and symptoms of stress by observing the health of the tree's crown

  • identify signs and symptoms of pests and disease infestation

  • gain a greater understanding of why it is important to monitor the health of our trees over time, especially in the Chicago region

  • use a tree health rating scale & parameters

  • assess & record data with a partner

  • submit data & photos annually

  • receive guidance on location assignments for designated tree health monitoring area


Dates: 24 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2018

Unlimited Positions available!


Season: Summer
Salt Creek Resource Management 500 W. Ogden
Western Springs IL

Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Mary Busch

Secondary contact

Lindsay Ivanyi

Requirements & Documents

Expectations of being a Tree Monitor Training:
Attend the the four hour course.

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