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Chicago Portage Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

The Friends of the Chicago Portage have been working year round since 2002 to return native plant communities to the Portage area as well as keeping the trails clean and clear. Join our group of volunteers working to restore native habitat by removing invasive brush, collecting seeds and pulling weeds.

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Schedule

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31 Oct 2020

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Chicago Portage monument lot

Contact: Richard Heurich

Phone: 773-531-0011

Available Positions:  21

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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28 Nov 2020

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Chicago Portage monument lot

Contact: Richard Heurich

Phone: 773-531-0011

Available Positions:  24

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


26 Dec 2020

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Chicago Portage monument lot

Contact: Richard Heurich

Phone: 773-531-0011

Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Lyons IL, 60534


West side of Harlem Ave. South of 47th Street, North of I-55


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Requirements

All individuals should consider their level of risk for the COVID-19 virus prior to engaging in any volunteer service.

Review the Forest Preserve''s COVID-19 page each day before volunteering for important updates and safety precautions.

DO NOT attempt to volunteer if in the last 14 days you:
1. have any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control
2. have traveled to any foreign country or states with a high incidence of COVID-19 infections

Staff and volunteer leaders will implement protocols to ensure physical distancing, glove and mask usage, and tool sanitizing.

Wear all essential personal protection equipment (PPE) including a face mask.
Always keep a minimum distance of six feet from other volunteers.
Plan accordingly, as many public restrooms are closed.
Bring your own gloves, snack, water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, and hand sanitizer.

Participants should be able to be outdoors for 2-3 hours and walk on uneven terrain.
All tools and onsite training will be provided.
Dress to be outdoors and to get dirty.Long pants, long sleeved shirt and sturdy, closed toe shoes are recommended.
Wear non-synthetic clothes, like cotton or wool. Weather permitting, there will be a brushpile fire and hot embers can make holes in clothes.
Remember your sun protection. A hat or bandana and sunglasses are recommended.




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