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Description

Make a commitment to a grove, river, lake, or trail and clean up litter at your adopted site from April thru November. We will help you choose a site and provide an Adopt-A-Site kit with everything you need for your cleanups.


Schedule

Dates: 9 Nov 2015 - 1 Jan 2021

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons, Monday: Mornings, Monday: Afternoons, Tuesday: Mornings, Tuesday: Afternoons, Wednesday: Mornings, Wednesday: Afternoons, Thursday: Mornings, Thursday: Afternoons, Friday: Mornings, Friday: Afternoons, Saturday: Mornings, Saturday: Afternoons, Season: Spring, Season: Summer, Season: Fall
Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov
(773) 631-1790


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Requirements

Just about anyone can take part: individuals, families, schools, youth groups, civic groups, clubs, organizations, fraternities, and faith groups

Conduct at least 8 litter cleanups per year, or once per month April to November.

The Forest Preserve District will:
* Install an adoption sign at the site after you complete your 8 cleanups
* Provide necessary permits and safety information
* Provide trash bags and gloves
* Offer ongoing access to knowledgeable staff as a resource
* Collect and dispose of filled litter bags and other debris cleared from the adoption site

A Coordinator will help connect you to an available site when you sign up for the opportunity.



Description

Save the world one acre at a time. Join us for an ecological restoration workday. Cut and burn invasive brush, harvest native seed in season and have fun.

Find us on Facebook!


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
Arie Crown Forest 6800 S LaGrange road
Hodgkins IL, 60525


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Master Steward
LuAnne Dudlo
luanne.dudlo@gmail.com
(708) 724-4300

Secondary contact

Master Steward
John Dudlo
jdudlo@gmail.com
312 988 5946
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Requirements

*Participants should be able to be outdoors for 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 and sunglasses are recommended
*Bring a water bottle and a snack to have during break time

Attachments:

     What to wear/bring



Description

The Bartel Grassland Volunteers are restoring a 585 acre hayfield to a grassland where bobolinks nest in the spring/summer and short-eared owls feed in the winter. Participating in volunteer restoration is one of the best ways to enjoy and develop a deeper understanding of Bartel Grassland. Volunteers can work on invasive plant control, seed harvesting, hydrological restoration and more.


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Location
Flossmoor Road and Central Avenue
Tinley Park IL, 60445


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Site Steward
Chuck Scannel
chuckscannell@yahoo.com



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Requirements

* Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

* SIGN UP NOT REQUIRED.



Description

Black Partridge Woods is one of the first dedicated nature preserves in Illinois. The 80 acre site features river bluffs, ravine forests, and spring-fed streams. The preserve boasts one of the earliest and diverse displays of spring wildflowers in the region. Restoration activities center on the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and barberry with the use of loppers and hand saws. Weather permitting we will build and burn brush piles.


Schedule

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Location
Black Partridge Woods
Lemont IL, 60517


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Steward
John Marlin
restorepalos@gmail.com


Secondary contact


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net
708-439-1767
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Requirements

* Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes.
* Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when we're burning brush piles.
* Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
* We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

The trails you love to ride are built and maintained by volunteers, riders just like you. The hours are (kind of) short and the pay is low (ok, no pay), but the work is fun and you do get a free lunch and a chance to ride with the people you just met, after lunch.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Saturday: Mornings
Location
Bull Frog Lake
Willow Springs IL, 60480


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Executive Director
Jerry Stoeckigt
jstoeckigt@cambr.org


Secondary contact

South President
Burak Balkuv
bbalkuv@cambr.org

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Requirements

Be prepared for the conditions and a good hike. Some volunteers bring a change of clothes, especially during the hot summer months. In cooler weather, dress in multiple thin layers to better regulate your temperature. When it is dry, we usually do a group ride after the trail work is done (and sometimes one before as well). So bring your bike gear. We supply you with all hand tools needed. Remember to not over-exert yourself in extreme heat, use tools safely, and only use tools you are comfortable with. One thing to be careful of is poison ivy, though simple precautions will protect you most of the time.

The important stuff:
Insect repellant
Leather work gloves
Hard-soled boots
Long pants (Protection from ticks)
Hat (Protection from branch tips and thorns)
Protective eyewear (Protection from branch tips and thorns)
Hydration pack (water bottles get lost)
Hooded raincoat (if the forecast dictates)

Every volunteer must sign an annual waiver.

Lunch is provided.



Description

Cap Sauers is the largest nature preserve in northeastern Illinois. Its 1,520 acres feature rolling hills, running streams, and the Visitation esker, a rare type of glacial formation. Restoration activities include the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and buckthorn, and the collection and distribution of seeds of desirable native plants. Main tools used are loppers and hand saws. Weather permitting, we may build and burn brush piles.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
Cap Sauers Holdings
Palos Park IL, 60464


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Cap Sauers Steward
Bob Arentz
restorepalos@gmail.com


Secondary contact


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net
708-439-1767
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Requirements

* Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes.
* Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when burning brush piles.
* Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
* We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

Cap Sauers is the largest nature preserve in northeastern Illinois. Its 1,520 acres feature rolling hills, running streams, and the Visitation esker, a rare type of glacial formation. Restoration activities include the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and buckthorn, and the collection and distribution of seeds of desirable native plants. Main tools used are loppers and hand saws. Weather permitting, we may build and burn brush piles.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Afternoons, Saturday: Mornings
Location
Cap Sauers Holdings
Lemont IL, 60464


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Cap Sauers Steward
Margaret Tobin
restorepalos@gmail.com
(708) 945-4718


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Requirements

* Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes for walking over uneven terrain.
* Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when burning brush piles.
* Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
* We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks, but please consider bringing extra water



Description

Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve is surrounded by woodlands, savanna, and prairie. Distinguished by its peat bog ecosystem cradled by rolling upland woods, the site is a relic of the glacial era and supports habitats uncommon this far south. Restoration activities focus on around the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and barberry. Collection and distribution of seeds may also be done in season.


 


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Saturday: Mornings
Location
Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve
Willow Springs IL, 60480


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Regional Steward
Joe Neumann
restorepalos@gmail.com
(773) 434-1415

Secondary contact


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net
708-439-1767
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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes. Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when burning brush piles. Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

Habitat 2030 is a group of dynamic young(ish) volunteers who care about the remarkable natural areas of the Chicago region. We are continuing the illustrious history of local volunteer stewardship and helping to build a culture of 20-30-40-somethings who will understand and care about our preserves long into the future. We gather at weekend workdays to remove invasive plants, gather and spread seeds, and more. After hard, satisfying work, we gather around the brushpile fire for brats, s'mores, and whatever else we can figure out. Everyone is welcome! We'll show you the basics and help you discover the overlooked ecological treasures within miles of our city.

View all our upcoming events on our website, www.habitat2030.org

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Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons, Saturday: Mornings, Saturday: Afternoons, Season: Spring, Season: Summer, Season: Fall, Season: Winter
Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


habitat2030@gmail.com



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Requirements

All you need is a pair of tough shoes or boots, a sweatshirt and coat if it's cold, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, a water bottle, and a hat. We'll supply work gloves and tools. We strongly recommend against nylon or other synthetic fabrics, as sparks from the fire will melt holes in them.



Description

Hidden Pond Woods offers a variety of delights, all within a short walk of the parking lot. The southern portion is oak woodland with small wetlands. The northern half is largely prairie, growing in increments year by year as more ground is reclaimed by volunteer efforts. Restoration activities include the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and buckthorn, and the collection and distribution of seeds of desirable native plants.


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Location
W 93rd St and S Kean Ave
Hickory Hills IL, 60457


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Jan Pietrzak
restorepalos@gmail.com
(708) 439-1767

Secondary contact


Mary Busch
Mary.busch@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

* Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes.
* Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when burning brush piles.
* Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
* We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

Litter threatens the health and beauty of our natural areas. Show that you care and inspire others to care by cleaning up your favorite grove, trail or shoreline.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons, Monday: Mornings, Monday: Afternoons, Tuesday: Mornings, Tuesday: Afternoons, Wednesday: Mornings, Wednesday: Afternoons, Thursday: Mornings, Thursday: Afternoons, Friday: Mornings, Friday: Afternoons, Saturday: Mornings, Saturday: Afternoons, Season: Spring, Season: Summer, Season: Fall
Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Volunteer Program Specialist
Kevin Kuhn
Kevin.Kuhn@cookcountyil.gov



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Requirements

- This is a self-led project
- We will provide gloves, trash bags, preparation and safety information (see attachment called "document")
- Volunteers should dress to be outside. Wear layers, sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty (see attachment called "what to wear/bring")
- You can customize your day by adding educational & recreational activities
- Once you apply for this Opportunity, a staff member will contact you to set up the details of your group cleanup

Be prepared to tell us:
1. How many people are in your group (up to 100)
2. Your preferred site. If you do not have a preference, we can help you find one close to you
3. Your preferred date and time (cleanups can take place April thru November and typically last two hours)

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Description

Did you know the oak woodland is more endangered than the tropical rain forest? Won't you help us remove invasive plants so the oaks can have sunlight and space once again? Gloves, tools, goggles, and light refreshments are provided.


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Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
9800 Willow Springs Rd Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Willow Springs IL, 60480


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Naturalist
Karen Garrett
karen.garrett@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 839-6897


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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

* Volunteers will help staff remove invasive species along trail using loppers and bow saws
Dress appropriately for the weather.
* Youth 10-14 yrs old must be accompanied by a participating adult
* 15-17 year olds can volunteer with a parental consent waiver (View and print attachment "document")
* Not appropriate for court appointed community service



Description

Mill Creek runs through the eastern, lowland portion of McClaughrey Springs. To the west are densely wooded ridges and ravines. The preserve is a popular destination for hikers and birders. Restoration activities focus on the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and buckthorn, and the collection and distribution of seeds of desirable native plants.


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Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
McClaughry Springs
Palos Park IL, 60464


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

McClaughrey Springs Steward
Diana Krug
restorepalos@gmail.com


Secondary contact


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net
708-439-1767
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Requirements

* Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes.
* Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when burning brush piles.
* Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
* We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

McMahon Woods and Fen, an Illinois Nature Preserve, contains a rare wetland fen distinguished by its alkaline, mineral-laden water. The water in a fen percolates through limestone and emerges as a seep, or spring. Volunteer activities center on the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and barberry. Collection and distribution of seeds may also be done in season.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Saturday: Mornings
Location
9966 W 107th St
Willow Springs IL, 60480


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Regional Steward
Joe Neumann
restorepalos@gmail.com
(773) 434-1415

Secondary contact


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net
708-439-1767
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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes. Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when burning brush piles. Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

Hike into 1,000 rolling acres of prairie, wetlands, savanna and shrubland, enjoying beautiful vistas and wildlife along the way. Join volunteers to restore habitat for many important threatened grassland birds. Activities include cutting invasive brush to protect bur oaks and native shrubs from being crowded out. Invasive species like white sweet clover and teasel are removed and native seed is collected to distribute within the grassland.


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Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
Orland Grassland 167th St and La Grange Rd
Orland Park IL, 60467


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Site Steward
Pat Hayes
ptihys@yahoo.com
(708) 220-9596

Secondary contact

Volunteer
Marnie Baker
marnie.baker@gmail.com
708-942-8038
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Requirements

Children from age 8 to high school must be accompanied by an adult. The restoration work varies and there are different tasks for different age levels. Younger than age 8 is not recommended since we hike into 1,000 acres of natural terrain.

Tools, gloves, training and education are provided.

Important: Dress for success - be sure to dress for the weather and hiking in natural terrain in the great outdoors. It can be WINDIER AND COLDER on the prairie, so wear coats, hats, jeans and sturdy shoes. See "Dress for Success" on our website at www.orlandgrassland.org



Description

Paddock Woods has a lowland flatwoods that the Palos Restoration Project is working to restore. Volunteer activities center on the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and barberry. Collection and distribution of seeds may also be done in season. Main tools used are loppers and hand saws. Weather permitting, we will build and burn brush piles.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Wednesday: Mornings
Location
Paddock Woods
Palos Park IL, 60464


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Stewardship Workday Leader
Jan Pietrzak
restorepalos@gmail.com



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Requirements

Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes. Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when burning brush piles. Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms. It is recommended that participants bring drinking water. We provide gloves and the necessary tools. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult or provide a waiver signed by a parent.



Description

Paw Paw Woods is one of the oldest dedicated Nature Preserves in Illinois. It contains bluff and floodplain forest communities. The forest supports many interesting and unusual plants: paw paw, shingle oak, chinquapin oak, spicebush, and an abundance of woodland wildflowers. Volunteer activities center on the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and barberry. Collection and distribution of seeds may also be done in season.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Saturday: Mornings
Location
Paw Paw Woods 9102 Archer Ave
Willow Springs IL, 60480


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Joe Neumann
restorepalos@gmail.com
(773) 434-1415

Secondary contact


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net
708-439-1767
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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



Description

Take a few steps into Pioneer Woods on one of the numerous trails and you're into the hilly terrain and woodlands typical of the Palos Preserves. Restoration activities focus on the removal of invasive plants species like honeysuckle and barberry. Collection and distribution of seeds may also be done in season. Main tools used are loppers and hand saws. Weather permitting, we may build and burn brush piles.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Saturday: Mornings
Location
10198 W 107th St
Willow Springs IL, 60480


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Regional Steward
Joe Neumann
restorepalos@gmail.com
(773) 434-1415

Secondary contact


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net
708-439-1767
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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes. Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when burning brush piles. Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

Help restore our natural areas. Activities may include cutting brush, pulling weeds or collecting seeds, depending on the season. Learn about your local environment from dedicated staff while helping the Forest Preserves. Tools, gloves and training are provided.

* Licensed herbicders and certified chainsawyers are needed to support the workdays, see the schedule for more information.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons, Monday: Mornings, Monday: Afternoons, Tuesday: Mornings, Tuesday: Afternoons, Wednesday: Mornings, Wednesday: Afternoons, Thursday: Mornings, Thursday: Afternoons, Friday: Mornings, Friday: Afternoons, Saturday: Mornings, Saturday: Afternoons, Season: Spring, Season: Summer, Season: Fall, Season: Winter
Location
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center 12545 111th St
Lemont IL, 60439


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Laura Brown
Laura.Brown@cookcountyil.gov
(630) 257-2045

Secondary contact


Michael Konrath
michael.konrath@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements & Documents
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

Attachments:

     What to wear/bring



Description

Spears Woods is 444 acres of wide woods, cozy wetlands, and spacious prairie knolls. Named after the early settler John Spear, who owned the property, the site was once a dairy farm. Restoration activities focus on the removal of invasive plants like honeysuckle and barberry. Main tools used are loppers and hand saws. Weather permitting, we will build and burn brush piles. You do not have to pre-register for this activity.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Saturday: Mornings
Location
Spears Woods Picnic Grove
Willow Springs IL, 60480


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Regional Steward
Joe Neumann
restorepalos@gmail.com
(773) 434-1415

Secondary contact


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net
708-439-1767
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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes. Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when we're burning brush piles. Multiple layers on cool days, allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

Swallow Cliff is a landscape of hills, ravines, lakes, and marshes created by the retreat of the last glaciers to cover the area. Volunteers strive to restore the natural biodiversity that existed prior to settlement and the proliferation of non-native plants. Restoration activities include the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and buckthorn, and the collection and distribution of seeds of desirable native plants.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
Swallow Cliff Woods
Palos Park IL, 60464


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net


Secondary contact

Swallow Cliff Steward
Jackie Grom
garubinstein@gmail.com
(773) 747-2362
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Requirements

* Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes.
* Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when burning brush piles.
* Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
* We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

Join us every Friday or the third Saturday of each month to help restore our rare dolomite prairie and oak/hickory woodlands. We cut brush, pull weeds and collect seed, depending on the season. All levels of experience are welcome.


 


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Location
67th Street and La Grange Road
Hodgkins IL, 60525


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Steward
George Birmingham
t.stone.restoration@gmail.com


Secondary contact

Co-steward
Mark Kluge
mwkluge@ameritech.net

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Requirements & Documents
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 for the outdoors. Layers, long pants and long socks are recommended
*Please wear non-synthetic clothes, like cotton or wool. Weather permitting, in cooler weather there may be a brush pile fire, and hot embers can make holes in clothes
*Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are suggested
*Hat or bandana and sunglasses are recommended
*Please bring a water bottle



Description

This is the Notification List for the Trail Watch - New Volunteer Training.

You can also see if there are any currently scheduled classes.

Be a part of the Trail Watch Volunteer Program. Attendance at a Trail Watch Volunteer New Volunteer Training session is required to be a Trail Watch Volunteer for 2018. Learn about the program, meet key people and socialize with fellow volunteers.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov
(773) 631-1790 x22


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Requirements

The 2018 classes will be offered in January, April, July and October.

Become additional eyes and ears of our Law Enforcement Department. Be a visible presence to help make our Preserves welcoming and inviting to all visitors, as you enjoy your favorite outdoor activities.

A background check is required. See the attached document for a full Trail Watch Volunteer position description.

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Description

Restoration activities focus on the removal of invasive plants like honeysuckle and barberry. Main tools used are loppers and hand saws. Weather permitting, we will build and burn brush piles.

Join the stewardship volunteers from Palos Restoration Project in stewarding Willow Springs Woods. You can also follow them on Facebook!


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
Willow Springs Woods
Willow Springs IL, 60480


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Regional Steward
Joe Neumann
restorepalos@gmail.com
(773) 434-1415

Secondary contact


Jan Pietrzak
janaugust@sbcglobal.net
708-439-1767
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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

Wear long sleeves, long slacks or jeans, and sturdy shoes. Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton) works best, especially when we're burning brush piles. Multiple layers on cool days allow you to shed a layer as the day warms.
We provide gloves and the necessary tools, as well as snacks.



Description

Join the energetic Yankee Woods volunteers and help restore local natural areas. Enjoy a few quality hours outside and learn to identify and remove invasive species that threaten biodiversity in the preserves.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Saturday: Mornings
Location
167th and Central
Midlothian IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Dawn Sasek
dsasek@bhsd228.com
(815) 485-8231


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Requirements & Documents
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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