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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.


Contact Info

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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.

Saturday classes in 2021 will be: May 15, June 12, and October 23

We are resuming in-person classes with reduced class sizes and students must wear a face mask at all times. The classroom will be set up where all students will be socially distant and the overhead doors will be open.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

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


Location
Ogden and Howard
Western Springs IL

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


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Requirements

Weekday classes are typically offered once per month with several Saturday classes per year.

You can sign up for a class up to 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

The Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network is a diverse group of volunteers who identify and count butterflies on more than 400 routes on sites in Illinois. Volunteers collect data that are valuable to scientists, researchers and land managers in evaluating how restoration practices and other changes affect butterfly populations.
Website: bfly.org

This year's training sessions will be held jointly with the Illinois Odonate Survey.

For information and registration Click Here


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

23 Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location


Contact Info

Contact person


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


Website:
http://www.bfly.org/


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Requirements

Registration is required.



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.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

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


Contact Info

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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
* You MUST HAVE RECORDED 15+ hours of reported ecological stewardship experience ONLINE or have a recommendation from a Site Steward, Workday Leader or agency staff.

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

Need to complete your Field Observation for the Managing Invasives/Invasive Species Management class or a review of invasive plants identification? Sign up for a field session and our knowledgeable forest preserve staff will reach out and schedule to meet you at your preferred day, time and site.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location
Classes are held at various locations across Cook County.


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Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


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* Must have completed the Managing Invasives/Invasive Species Management training (in person classroom or on-line).



Description

Early detection and control of plants that are potentially invasive, while still in small numbers, is critical to protecting natural lands. Alice Brandon, Department of Resource Management, will describe how to identify seven new invasive trees, shrubs, and vines that may threaten the Forest Preserves. Learn how you can report new populations so they can be eliminated or contained before they spread.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

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Website:
https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1405&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=A74C2AC4-C9FF-4C86-88D0-10732CEADE6C


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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.



Description

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. 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.

Join us for a Plants of Concern workshop to learn monitoring skills.
Learn why we monitor rare plants and read about the race to save rare plants.

Plants of Concern is introducing online training! Starting Spring 2021, video guided training will be available for new volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a rare plant monitor, please follow the registration link below. An email with more information will be sent out once the training is available.

Register Here

For questions, contact info@plantsofconcern.org


Schedule

Dates: 8 Feb 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

41 Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location


Contact Info

Contact person


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


Website:
www.plantsofconcern.org


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Description

Herbicide applications are an important tool to managing invasive species and improving the ecological health of our Forest Preserves. The Practical Herbicide Class offered with the Forest Preserves of Cook County covers herbicide application in natural areas and aims to provide licensed herbicide applicators and operators with the practical knowledge to make good herbicide decisions. Whether you are a newly licensed or experienced herbicider, this class is for you. This is an on-demand review class and does not certify you to receive the Alternative Herbicide License from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

Description of location
Virtual.


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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 the FPCC
Storage, transportation, mixing and disposal
Herbicide labels and Safety Data Sheets
Environmental safety and personal safety
Signage and recordkeeping

PREREQUISITE: You need to be placed in the Herbicide Operator, Herbicide Applicator, or Practical Herbicide License opportunity to register for the class.



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.


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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!

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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

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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.

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.


Contact Info

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Website:
http://fpdcc.com/training


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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
* You MUST HAVE RECORDED 15+ hours of reported ecological stewardship experience ONLINE or have a recommendation from a Site Steward, Workday Leader or agency staff.

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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