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Have you ever puzzled over the identification of asters and goldenrods? Two plant groupings that instill fear in many a botanist's heart, asters and goldenrods can be notoriously difficult to identify. Learn identification tricks that will help you make sense of these colorful Autumn blooming plants. 3+ hours of reported volunteer service are required for enrollment.

This class is presented in a recorded online format and may be viewed at your own pace. The presentation link will be emailed to registrants.


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3+ hours of recorded volunteer service are required.



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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.

Classes offered in the Fall and Winter months.


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Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

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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

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

Weekday classes are typically offered once per month, Saturday classes in 2022 will be: May 7, June 11, Oct 22

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

* This class requires participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, All Forest Preserves volunteers who have online profiles can indicate that they are fully vaccinated by clicking on the link below:
Statement of COVID-19 Vaccination Status


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons, Saturday: Mornings, Saturday: Afternoons
Location

Western Springs IL

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


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Location
Salt Creek Resource Management, Ogden Ave and Howard, Western Springs, IL 60558
Entrance is on the north side of Ogden, just east of Wolf Road. Drive into the compound and turn right past the house and into the parking square.

Important Info
* Lunch- if weather permits, everyone can eat outside, but if not, we have to ask that you eat in your vehicle
* We want to start the class promptly at 8am so that we can end on time
* On the day of: if you know that you will be delayed and will not make it by 8am, please call or text 708-227-5166
* Due to COVID Guidelines, this is a reduced class size.
*Everyone must wear a face mask at all times
* The classroom will be set up where all will be socially distant and the garage overhead doors will be open throughout class time
* Please dress for the weather



Description

Learn the fundamentals of planning and leading successful volunteer projects, explore how to take on a leadership role, and learn about the policies and procedures relevant to volunteer leadership in the Forest Preserves. The Volunteer Group Leadership class is a training opportunity for experienced Ecological Stewardship Volunteers.

This training fulfills one of the three class requirements to become a Stewardship Workday Leader.

15+ hours of reported stewardship volunteer service are required for enrollment.

Available on demand. This class is presented in a recorded online format and may be viewed at your own pace. The presentation link will be emailed to registrants.


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Ongoing Opportunity

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Location

Cook County IL

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Classes are held throughout the county.


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Website:
https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1405&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=451F96BB-F25C-4913-BDE9-B175D19EE6AD


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*This class is offered as an on-demand recorded training. The class link and supporting materials will be emailed to registered participants.
*Certification requires passing a written exam
* Fulfills one of the three class requirements to become a Stewardship Workday Leader or Seed Collection Leader
* Must be a current Stewardship Volunteer
* You MUST HAVE RECORDED 15+ hours of reported ecological stewardship experience to your volunteer account.



Description

Learn about the evolution of the Forest Preserves' use of fire as a conservation tool to rejuvenate our preserves. Glean insight into the seasonal rhythm of our robust fire program and what a typical burn day is like in the field. Join John McCabe, Director of Resource Management, on the challenges of implementing prescription fire in the second most populated county in the country. John has been utilizing prescribed fire as a land management tool for over 25 years and is President of the Illinois Prescribed Fire Council.

This class is presented in a recorded online format and may be viewed at your own pace. The presentation link will be emailed to registrants.


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Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
Virtual (On-line)
Cook County IL

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Website:
https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1405&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=031BC722-1E2A-4C1E-81C1-FD8B479480B1


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Plants of Concern is a collaboration between community scientists, natural resource managers and researchers to collect data on rare plant populations in the Chicago region, and in southern Illinois. Our goal is to uncover the best conservation practices to protect these rare species, while creating awareness and providing education about why their conservation matters.

Plants of Concern training is now available online! Launched in spring 2021, video guided, self-directed training is now available for new volunteers. Learn why we monitor rare plants and read about the race to save rare plants.

If you are interested in becoming a rare plant monitor, please follow the link below to the Plants of Concern website.

Register for Training
https://plantsofconcern.org/about-training

Get Involved in Plants of Concern
https://plantsofconcern.org/get-involved

With questions, contact info@plantsofconcern.org.


Schedule

Dates: 16 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2022

27 Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

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


Website:
www.plantsofconcern.org


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Restoration ecologists have long recognized the integral role of soil in ecological restoration. Explore the science of soils in the Chicago Wilderness area, including formation, composition, identification, and learn how you can heal degraded soil.

Class available beginning October 4. This class is presented in a recorded online format and may be viewed at your own pace. The presentation link will be emailed to registrants.


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Ongoing Opportunity

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Virtual (On-line)
Cook County IL

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Website:
https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1405&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=031BC722-1E2A-4C1E-81C1-FD8B479480B1


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* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 3+ ECOLOGICAL STEWARDSHIP HOURS ONLINE
*Class will be virtual. You'll be able to proceed at your own pace with staff support as needed. Approximate time to complete the class is 2 hours.



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 2024

Unlimited Positions available!


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Trail watch trainings take place at various locations throughout Cook County.


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Be a visible presence on our trails to help make our preserves welcoming and inviting to all visitors, as you are out enjoying the preserves. Monitor and report any troubling conditions.

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!

Attachments:

     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.


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Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


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Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


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Training sessions are offered in January, April, July and October. Due to the pandemic, the July training is being rescheduled for a later date.

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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