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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.

Classes offered in the Fall and Winter months.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location
Locations across Forest Preserves, Cook County.


Contact Info

Contact person



Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


Requirements & Documents
Requirements

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

Take the first step towards being certified as a Chicago Wilderness Brush Pile Burn Boss*. In this regionally accepted training, learn how to properly construct, safely ignite, monitor, and secure brush piles as part of restoration projects. Understand the pre- and post-burn communication requirements, become confident in utilizing weather data, supervising others around a burn pile, and making site observations that will inform decisions at workdays.

The Chicago Wilderness Brush Pile Building & Burning Class is a training opportunity for experienced volunteers currently working with CW agencies to manage or restore natural areas. 15+ hours of reported ecological stewardship experience are required for enrollment. Experience with ecological stewardship and brush pile burning is required.

*This course does not certify you to manage prescription fire.

Requirements:

Participants in this workshop must meet the following requirements to be eligible to be a volunteer Brush Pile Burn Boss:
*A current volunteer at an agency, non-profit, or other organization that manages or owns land and has the environmental permits, guidance, and policies in place to conduct brush burning. (This training is not intended for private individual landowners)
*15+ hours of reported ecological stewardship experience.
*Two field observations
*Review of agency specific requirements with a representative of the agency you will burn with are required to complete your CW Brush Pile Burn Boss certification following the training.



Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location
Locations throughout Cook County


Contact Info

Contact person



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


Requirements & Documents
Requirements

To become a Chicago Wilderness Brush Pile Burn Boss, requirements are:
*Attend a Brush Pile Building and Burning class
*Complete a written test
*Complete two field observations within 1 year of training
*Review of agency specific requirements with a representative of the agency you will burn with are required to complete your CW Brush Pile Burn Boss certification following the training.

This class is one of the three class requirements to become a FPCC Stewardship Workday Leader.

You MUST HAVE RECORDED 15+ hours of reported ecological stewardship experience.

If the class is full, sign up for the Brush Pile Building & Burning Class Notification list (located on the Training Page). 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.

* Weekday classes- typically offered once per month
* Saturday classes- Feb 4, April 15, Jul 22, and Oct 14

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


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

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

Western Springs IL

Description of location


Contact Info

Contact person


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


Requirements & Documents
Requirements

* This class requires participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
* Bring your own lunch - 1/2 hour lunch break
* Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
* We will start the class promptly at 8am so that we can end on time



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.

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.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

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


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location
Classes are held throughout the county.


Contact Info

Contact person



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


Requirements & Documents
Requirements

*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

In Management Schedules Demystified we will delve into the methods for planning resilient and sustainable landscapes that will thrive for generations. Topics covered include how the Forest Preserves develops land management guidelines and a detailed look into how management schedules are designed and used.

15 hours of recorded Ecological Stewardship volunteer service are required to enroll.

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. A transcript of the class is available upon request to accompany the presentation.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

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


Location
Virtual (On-line)
Cook County IL

Description of location


Contact Info

Contact person



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


Requirements & Documents
Requirements

* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 15 ECOLOGICAL STEWARDSHIP HOURS ONLINE
*Class is on-demand. You'll be able to proceed at your own pace with staff support as needed. Approximate time to complete the class is 30 minutes.



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.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

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


Location
Virtual (On-line)
Cook County IL

Description of location


Contact Info

Contact person



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


Requirements & Documents


Description

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. A transcript of the class is available upon request to accompany the presentation.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

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


Location
Virtual (On-line)
Cook County IL

Description of location


Contact Info

Contact person



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


Requirements & Documents
Requirements

* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 3+ ECOLOGICAL STEWARDSHIP HOURS ONLINE
*Class will be virtual on-demand. 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!


Location

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


Contact Info

Contact person



Requirements & Documents
Requirements

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.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Description of location


Contact Info

Contact person



Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


Requirements & Documents
Requirements

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.

Attachments:

     Position Description




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