Opportunity Details

Bunker Hill North Flatwoods - Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Join the North Branch Restoration Project to restore this oak woodland to its former beauty! This 76-acre site is new to restoration and will depend on the community of volunteers to remove invasive species, spread native seed, and much more. Large pin oaks are a unique feature of this preserve, which is also home to some beautiful spring ephemerals.


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Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian or attend with a chaperoned organized youth group (school, scouts, church). Volunteers under age 18 must have their volunteer waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.


Schedule

Schedule Slots Available!


17 Jun 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Meet in the parking lot off of W Harts Road.

Location Description: 

Meet in the parking lot off of W Harts Road.

Contact: Mike Andrews

Phone: (773) 405-7132

Available Positions:  22

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


15 Jul 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Meet in the parking lot off of W Harts Road.

Location Description: 

Meet in the parking lot off of W Harts Road.

Contact: Mike Andrews

Phone: (773) 405-7132

Available Positions:  22

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
6639 W. Harts Road
Niles IL, 60714


Meet in the parking lot off of W Harts Road.


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Secondary contact:
FOTFP Field Organizer Derek Ziomber
derek@fotfp.org


Website:
https://northbranchrestoration.org/


Requirements & Documents
Requirements

If you are a GROUP of 10 or more, please contact the steward before signing your group up for a workday. It helps ensure workdays that are safe and enjoyable for all. Thanks!

Requirements
All volunteers need to complete the volunteer agreement and waiver form in order to participate. Be prepared for variable weather, uneven terrain, standing and/or walking for two or more hours, working near a fire, and hazardous insects and plants. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian or attend with a chaperoned organized youth group (school, scouts, church). Volunteers under age 18 must have their volunteer waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

What to Expect
Stewardship volunteers help to restore natural habitat by performing seasonal restoration tasks. The work may include removing weeds and invasive vegetation, cutting and burning invasive woody plants, collecting and spreading native seed, and collecting trash. These tasks may incorporate the use of tools, including hand saws, loppers, pruning shears, trowels, shovels, rakes, and other hand tools (manual). All necessary tools, supplies, gloves, and training will be provided.

Safety
While we strive to create the safest environment possible, it is impossible to eliminate all potential hazards when working outside in nature. Volunteers are advised to wear long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes and other seasonally appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Bring a water bottle. Hazards may include stinging or biting insects, poison ivy, walking on uneven terrain, a fire to burn cut brush, and inclement weather.
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.




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