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Skokie Lagoons - Stewardship Volunteer Days

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Description

The Skokie Lagoons preserve is a network of forest, artificial lagoons, channels, and islands. Known to the Potawatomi people as "Chewab Skokie" or "big wet prairie", the area was well known as wildlife habitat. Our restoration work seeks to reestablish healthy woodland, savanna, and prairie habitats. Join volunteers from BackYard Nature Center in restoring habitat at the Lagoons by removing European buckthorn and other invasive species.


Schedule

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13 Oct 2018

Restoration Workday

Meeting Place: West side of Forestway Drive, ~0.2 miles north of Tower Road

Contact: Daniel Kielson

Phone: 847-501-3735

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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10 Nov 2018

Restoration Workday

Meeting Place: West side of Forestway Drive, ~0.2 miles north of Tower Road

Contact: Daniel Kielson

Phone: 847-501-3735

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


8 Dec 2018

Restoration Workday

Meeting Place: West side of Forestway Drive, ~0.2 miles north of Tower Road

Contact: Daniel Kielson

Phone: 847-501-3735

Available Positions:  25

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign Up Individual Sign Up Group


Location
Lagoon No. 4 750 Forestway Drive
Winnetka IL, 60093


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Volunteer Site Steward
Daniel Kielson
dckielson@gmail.com
(847) 501-3735


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Requirements

Meeting place/work area along the west side of Forestway Drive, approximately 0.2 mile north of Tower Road.

Coordinates of the meeting place are 42.11900 N, 87.76702 W
For mapping purposes, the approximate address of the site is 750 Forestway Drive, Winnetka (right on the border with Glencoe).

Park on the gravel shoulders along Forestway Drive, or in the bike trail parking lot on the south side of Tower Road, just west of Forestway. The approximate address of the bike trail lot is 1750 Tower Road, Winnetka (42.115820 N, 87.770920 W); the walk from the bike trail lot to the work site is approximately 0.4 mile - follow the bike trail east/north from the parking lot.

Tools, gloves, and a light snack will be provided. We will burn a brushpile if conditions permit. See the Workday FAQ for more information:
http://skokielagoons.blogspot.com/p/skokie-lagoons-workday-faq.html




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