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Description

This just in: Outdoor exercise can boost the Body, Mind, and Mood! "Green exercise" combines two things that are great for your health- moving your body and getting outdoors.

Help people to get outside and get moving by working with Forest Preserve staff to plan and lead 3-8 mile hikes through beautiful Preserves.


Schedule

Dates: 24 Jul 2019 - 1 Feb 2020

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Adam Kessel
adam.kessel@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 386-4042 x27

Secondary contact


Joe Swano
joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements

* Work alongside a Forest Preserve staff member to plan and eventually lead fitness hikes
* Promote wellness amongst Forest Preserves users by co-leading a 3-8 mile fitness hike
* Ability to personably engage and teach people about nature and wellness, as well as how they both co-exist
* A positive, excited, and respectful attitude is a must
* Background check required



Description

These gatherings are an opportunity to provide Volunteer Leaders to meet with their Regional Ecologist, Project Management and Volunteer Resources staff. The plan is to gather for about an hour to talk about regional common issues and answer questions, etc. Afterwards, we will then walk the site with the local Site Steward and the Ecologist to further discuss specific site issues, successes, and volunteer accomplishments. 

This is a great opportunity to learn more about a specific Forest Preserve and enjoy it amongst volunteer colleagues.  We hope that you can make it to your regional meeting and you are more than welcomed to attend other regional meetings as well!


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location

Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Raquel Garcia-Alvarez
volunteer.fpd@cookcountyil.gov
(773) 631-1790


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Requirements

*Must sign up online
*Must be a current Forest Preserve Stewardship Volunteer
*Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Sunscreen, water, and insect repellent are recommended.



Description

Are you interested in becoming certified and licensed to use herbicides on public lands? The Forest Preserves of Cook County hosts Herbicide test sessions to help experienced FPCC Ecological Stewardship Volunteers earn an Illinois Pesticide (Herbicide) License. 15+ hours of reported stewardship experience or the recommendation of FPCC staff or a site steward is required for enrollment. This license is required for Ecological Stewardship Volunteers who want to apply herbicide at restoration sites.

* To order manuals and workbooks, see the attachment "Supply Request form" in the Requirements tab. The books will then be delivered to a supply pick-up location or they may be emailed to you.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location
Salt Creek Resource Management 500 Ogden Avenue
Western Springs IL, 60558


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


volunteer.fpd@cookcountyil.gov
(773) 631-1790


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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

* To order manuals and workbooks, see the attachment "Supply Order Form" above
* Light refreshments will be provided during registration
* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 15 HOURS ONLINE

Attachments:

     Supply Request Form



Description

As October approaches, so does spooky season! Come help the Conservation and Experiential Programming department put on a fun & informative family event in Cummings Square, River Forest!

Assist with greeting guests, kids crafts, and interactive activities.


Schedule

Dates: 11 Sep 2019 - 2 Feb 2020

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Location
Cummings Square 436 N Harlem
River Forest IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Kayla Newsome
kayla.newsome@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 386-4042

Secondary contact


Joe Swano
joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements

We will be building broomsticks out of invasive species (buckthorn and phragmites) and teaching tree identification using wands (sticks from surrounding trees) made from native species! No prior experience or knowledge needed.

There will be other activities, such as utilizing a compass for a mystical item hunt and a craft repurposing toilet paper tubes into toads!

A staff member will contact you the week before the event to plan your schedule and discuss your role.

Background check required.



Description

Do you climb the Swallow Cliff Stairs? Consider joining a new "herd" of volunteers comitted to keeping the stairs free of trash and debris. Littler cleanup climbs will take place the 1st Tuesday of the month through November. Supplies will be provided.


Schedule

Dates: 25 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

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Location
Swallow Cliff Stairs
Palos Hills IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Sherrie Ordaz
sherrie.ordaz@yahoo.com
(708) 743-5055

Secondary contact


Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov
7736311790
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Requirements

*Gloves, bags, and brooms will be provided
*Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty.
*This volunteer role is best suited for those 16 years of age or older




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