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Description

This is the Notification List for the Brush Pile Building & Burning Class, a training opportunity for experienced FPCC Ecological Stewardship Volunteers with 15+ hours of reported stewardship experience or the recommendation of FPCC staff or Site Steward.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location
Locations across Forest Preserves, Cook County.


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Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


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This class is offered several times throughout the year.

To see if there are any available dates, click on the website at the bottom of this page.

* Learn how to properly construct, safely ignite, monitor and secure brush piles
* Learn the pre and post-burn communication requirements
* Learn how to utilize weather data and to make site observations that will inform decisions at workdays
* This class, a written test and two field observations are required to become a Brush Pile Burn Boss
* Fulfills one of the three class requirements to become a Stewardship Workday Leader
* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 15 HOURS ONLINE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION

Click "SIGN UP" to be put on a wait list and you will be notified when a class is posted and you can sign up for it (about 45-60 days before the class date).



Description

This is the Notification List for Brushcutter Training, a training opportunity for experienced FPCC Ecological Stewardship Volunteers with 30+ hours of reported stewardship experience or the recommendation of FPCC staff or a Site Steward.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

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Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


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This class is typically offered in January, July and October

* There will be a classroom review of safety issues, proper maintenance, including blade changing and sharpening and a field portion demonstrating proper operation, followed by practice time for each participant
* Wear sturdy leather boots and outdoor clothing to the training
* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 30 HOURS ONLINE

To see if there are any available dates, click on the website at the bottom of this page.

Click "APPLY" to be put on a wait list and you will be notified when a class is posted and you can sign up for it (about 45-60 days before the class date).



Description

The Calling Frog Survey is a citizen science program based at Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. This program trains volunteer monitors to identify the 13 species of northern Illinois frogs by call and by sight. Monitors work with program coordinators to establish call survey routes on publicly-managed land and conduct evening surveys to record observations of calling intensity during three rounds of frog breeding activity between Feb. 28 and July 10. These frog call observations serve as a metric of breeding activity for local populations, and help us track changes in distribution of populations, and frog response to changes in habitat. No prior experience is necessary. You may attend any of our workshops and you may opt to monitor with a partner. Monitors conduct a minimum of three evening surveys per season.

For more information go to: http://frogsurvey.org/ and http://www.naturemuseum.org/nature-and-science-in-action/citizen-science.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location

Cook County IL

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Secondary contact:
FPCC Volunteer Program Specialist Mary Busch
mary.busch@cookcountyil.gov
(773) 631-1790


Website:
frogsurvey.org


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Requirements

Volunteers that have attended the training class collect and submit data each spring. The level of commitment is:

Attend one winter workshop
3 site visits per season for multiple seasons
Each site visit lasts for about an hour
Learn the calls of 13 frogs and toads



Description

Chainsaw Maintenance is a class for experienced FPCC Ecological Stewardship Volunteers who are either a Feller I or II. This is a hands on class that will focus on how to properly care for your chainsaw, including: sharpening, mechanics and inspection.

This a perfect opportunity to ask questions and get to know your fellow saywers.

If you have a saw or other equipment that needs to be fixed, be sure to bring it with you to the class.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location

Cook County IL

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Website:
https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1405&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=3CCA1A1A-2A1B-4E4F-A9FE-E9743D86677B


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*Bring your FPCC issued chainsaw and any associated maintenance tools

FPCC will provide necessary tools and supplies to repair chainsaws



Description

Chainsaw Assistant training is a class for experienced FPCC Ecological Stewardship Volunteers. 15+ hours of reported stewardship experience or the recommendation of FPCC staff or a Site Steward is required for enrollment.

* Training provides an overview of safe and effective chainsaw operation at FPCC Stewardship Sites and basic maintenance *

Attending this class will certify you as a Chainsaw Operator Assistant.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location

Cook County IL

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https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1405&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=3CCA1A1A-2A1B-4E4F-A9FE-E9743D86677B


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* The Classroom portion will certify you as a Chainsaw Safety Assistant

* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 15+ HOURS ONLINE or have a recommendation from a Site Steward or FPCC staff

To sign up for the class, click "SIGN UP INDIVIDUAL". Chainsaw Safety Assistant should sign up for the "Class Only" option below.

If you cannot make the class date or the date does not show up below (because it is full), click on the website at the bottom of this page and sign up for the Chainsaw Training wait list. You will then receive notification when the next date is posted.



Description

National Safety Council First Aid/CPR training class for Forest Preserve staff and volunteers with at least 15 hours of service


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
Ogden and Howard
Western Springs IL

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Secondary contact:
Joe Swano
joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov


Website:
https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1405&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=28AC1D3D-B08C-4A89-B10C-696E0349E139


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Requirements

Weekday classes are typically offered once per month.

Saturday classes in 2019 will be:
March 30, May 18, September 14, and October 26

You can sign up for a class 90 days ahead of time.

* MUST BE FPCC STAFF OR A VOLUNTEER WITH AT LEAST 15 HOURS RECORDED ONLINE
* Bring your own lunch - 1/2 hour lunch break
* Wear comfortable clothes and shoes



Description

This is the Notification List for the Managing Invasives class, a training opportunity for experienced FPCC Ecological Stewardship Volunteers with 15+ hours of reported stewardship experience or the recommendation of FPCC staff or a Site Steward.

To register for the Managing Invasives IN-PERSON class on February 17, 2019, register here.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location
Classes are held at various locations each year.


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Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


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Requirements

This class is typically offered in Spring and Summer.

To see if there are any available dates, click on the website at the bottom of this page.

* Learn the difference between native, non-native and invasive plants
* Learn how to identify invasive plants commonly encountered at stewardship sites
* Learn best management practices and how to effectively treat invasive species
* Training includes classroom experience and outdoor field component
* Certification requires passing a written exam and two field observations
* Fulfills one of the three class requirements to become a Stewardship Workday Leader
* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 15 HOURS ONLINE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION

Click "SIGN UP" to be put on a wait list and you will be notified when a class is posted and you can sign up for it (about 45-60 days before the class date).



Description

Sign up to hear about upcoming training dates to become a Nature Ambassador outreach Volunteer. You may also sign up for upcoming tabling opportunities get practice before taking the training.

At the training, we'll discuss how each of us fits into supporting the mission of the Forest Preserves and how to maximize our engagement with the public.

A Nature Ambassador Outreach Volunteer represents the Forest Preserves at community events and internal Forest Preserve events. They convey information about Forest Preserves programs and opportunities by handing out informational materials, answering basic questions and signing people up for the Forest Way newsletter.

A Nature Ambassador Supporter is a representative of a group or community who builds and maintains a relationship between the Forest Preserves and their group/community.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

· Passion for getting people connected with the Forest Preserves

· Understand the Forest Preserves mission and the difference between Preserves and Parks

· Know that the FPCC is a separate body from Cook County Government

· Understand that the FPCC is divided by zones

· Awareness of available Educational, Recreational and Volunteer opportunities

· Comfortable engaging and sharing information with the general public


Schedule

Dates: 30 Jul 2018 - 1 Dec 2020

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons
Location
Volunteer Resource Center 6100 N Central Ave
Chicago IL, 60646

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A Nature Ambassador Outreach Volunteer represents the Forest Preserves at community events and internal Forest Preserve events. They convey information about Forest Preserves programs and opportunities by handing out informational materials, answering basic questions and signing people up for the Forest Way newsletter.

A Nature Ambassador Supporter is a representative of a group or community who builds and maintains a relationship between the Forest Preserves and their group/community.



Description

This is the Notification List for the Practical Herbicide class, a training opportunity which provides an overview of herbicide application in natural areas for licensed Herbicide Operators or Applicators.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location
Classes are held at various locations each year.


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Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


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Requirements

This class is typically offered in January.

This training will cover:
* Controlling invasives with herbicides
* Management Schedule and Plans
* State Licensing, Testing and Renewal
* Overview of types of herbicides available from FPCC
* Herbicide application methods
* Overview of application tools and supplies available from FPCC
* Storage, transportation, mixing and disposal
* Herbicide labels and Safety Data Sheets
* Environmental safety and personal safety
* Signage and recordkeeping
*Alternative License

Click "APPLY" to be put on a wait list and you will be notified when a class is posted and you can sign up for it (about 45-60 days before the class date).



Description

Be a part of our rapidly-growing community of Trail Watch Volunteers. Attending a Trail Watch New Volunteer Training session is required to be a Trail Watch Volunteer. Learn about the program, meet Police and Volunteer Resource Staff and socialize with fellow volunteers.


Schedule

Dates: 1 Sep 2013 - 1 Feb 2021

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

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Website:
www.fpdcc.com/tw


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Requirements

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 are out enjoying the preserves.

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

This new Volunteer Training will be taught in January, April, July and October. New training dates coming soon!

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     Position Description



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. Learn about the program, meet key people and socialize with fellow volunteers.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

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Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


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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.

Attachments:

     Position Description



Description

This is the Notification List for the Group Leadership Class, a training opportunity for experienced FPCC Ecological Stewardship Volunteers with 15+ hours of reported stewardship experience or the recommendation of FPCC staff or Site Steward.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location
Classes are held throughout the county.


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Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


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Requirements

This class is typically offered in April, August and November.

Class Description and Requirements:
* Learn the fundamentals of planning and leading successful volunteer projects
* Learn how to take on a leadership role
* Learn about the policies and procedures relevant to volunteer leadership in the forest preserves
* Training includes classroom experience; certification requires passing a written exam
* Fulfills one of the three class requirements to become a Stewardship Workday Leader
* Must be a current Stewardship Volunteer
* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 15 HOURS ONLINE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION

Click "Sign Up" to be put on a wait list and you will be notified when a class is posted and you can sign up for it (about 15-45 days before the class date).




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