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Bartel Grassland - Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate.


The Bartel Grassland Volunteers are restoring a 585 acre hayfield to a grassland where bobolinks nest in the spring/summer and short-eared owls feed in the winter. Participating in volunteer restoration is one of the best ways to enjoy and develop a deeper understanding of Bartel Grassland. Volunteers can work on invasive plant control, seed harvesting, hydrological restoration and more.


Schedule

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18 Feb 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Bartel parking lot (Flossmoor & Central)

Location Description:  Before workday, text/call site steward Chuck Scannell (#708-227-3912) for specific meeting place. Main parking lot is on the south side of Flossmoor Rd, just west of Central Ave.

Contact: Chuck Scannel

Phone: (708) 227-3912

Notes: Text 708 227 3912 for current location Available Positions:  24

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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18 Mar 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Bartel parking lot (Flossmoor & Central)

Location Description:  Before workday, text/call site steward Chuck Scannell (#708-227-3912) for specific meeting place. Main parking lot is on the south side of Flossmoor Rd, just west of Central Ave.

Contact: Chuck Scannel

Phone: (708) 227-3912

Notes: Text 708 227 3912 for current location Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


15 Apr 2023

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: Bartel parking lot (Flossmoor & Central)

Location Description:  Before workday, text/call site steward Chuck Scannell (#708-227-3912) for specific meeting place. Main parking lot is on the south side of Flossmoor Rd, just west of Central Ave.

Contact: Chuck Scannel

Phone: (708) 227-3912

Notes: Text 708 227 3912 for current location Available Positions:  25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Flossmoor Road and Central Avenue
Tinley Park IL, 60445


Before workday, text/call Chuck Scannell (# 708-227-3912) for specific meeting place. Parking lot is on the south side of Flossmoor Rd, just west of Central Ave.


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Requirements
Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate. 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.

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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