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Beaubien Woods - Centennial Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Join us to help restore this unique prairie and woodland ecosystem back to health! Trained leaders show you how to identify plants that don't belong and demonstrate how to safely use hand tools to remove them. Depending on the season, workdays may also include native seed collection for dispersal in areas cleared of invasive species, hand pulling invasive grasses and flowers, as well as nature walks to enjoy the preserve.


Are you a group? Please note!
Group leaders must always contact the site steward first before registering for workdays:
Laura Milkert: lmilkert@fieldmuseum.org


Schedule

Schedule Slots Available!


7 Dec 2019

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: North end of the site, across the street from Carver Military Academy's football field

Contact: Izabella Redlinski

Phone: 773-510-2486

Available Positions:  8

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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4 Jan 2020

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: North end of the site, across the street from Carver Military Academy's football field

Contact: Izabella Redlinski

Phone: 773-510-2486

Available Positions:  10

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


1 Feb 2020

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: North end of the site, across the street from Carver Military Academy's football field

Contact: Izabella Redlinski

Phone: 773-510-2486

Available Positions:  10

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve
Chicago IL, 60633


Volunteers should meet at the forest preserve's only picnic shelter, which is adjacent to Flatfoot Lake. Take the Bishop Ford/I-94 to the Beaubien Woods Exit #69, just south of 130th Street. If you are coming from the south, exit at 130th Street and loop back onto the expressway so that you can get off at the Beaubien Woods Exit. After taking exit #69, turn right at the T and follow the road to the parking lot and picnic shelter.


Contact Info

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Secondary contact:
Lorena Lopez
llopez@fieldmuseum.org


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Requirements

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can "burn" clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and your own drinking water. Depending on the season, a hat, sunscreen, or insect repellant may be good items to bring to a workday. To ensure enough tools and supplies can be provided, please RSVP to Laura Milkert at least two days before the event.


Are you a group? Please note!
Group leaders must always contact the site steward first before registering for workdays:
Laura Milkert: lmilkert@fieldmuseum.org




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