Opportunity Details

Dan Ryan Woods- Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

Dan Ryan Woods is the last remaining undeveloped portion of Blue Island, one of the highest points in Chicago and once an island in ancient Lake Chicago. The site preserves remnants of woodland and savanna plant communities. Volunteer groups have turned more attention from the playfields to the wilder parts of the preserve. The volunteers are removing invasive species, promoting native trees and wildflowers and restoring eroding slopes.


Schedule

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8 Sep 2018

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: 91st and Hermitage, west of Ashland

Contact: Benjamin Cox

Phone: 773-398-1178

Available Positions:  13

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


13 Oct 2018

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: 91st and Hermitage, west of Ashland

Contact: Benjamin Cox

Phone: 773-398-1178

Available Positions:  15

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


10 Nov 2018

Stewardship Volunteer Days

Meeting Place: 91st and Hermitage, west of Ashland

Contact: Benjamin Cox

Phone: 773-398-1178

Available Positions:  15

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
2198 W. 87th St.
Chicago IL, 60620


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Site Steward
Benjmain Cox
benjamin@fotfp.org
(773) 398-1178

Secondary contact


Lary Unruh
laruh@att.net

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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 Benjamin Cox at least two days before the event.

GROUPS ? Currently, Dan Ryan Woods workdays are not appropriate for groups of 10 or more. Please see the FPCC calendar for other workday possibilities: www.fpdcc.com/VS




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