Want to give back to nature or earn community service hours? Help Mother Earth by lending a helping hand at our Volunteer Restoration Workdays. They’re a great way to make new friends, get some fresh air and exercise, and give back to nature.
Here's a list of upcoming Volunteer Restoration Workdays you can sign up for. Everybody’s welcome, including individuals, families, friends, corporations, church groups, Scouts and school groups. Register online or at 630-206-9630 at least five days in advance (10 days by phone for groups of five or more).
Volunteer Restoration Workday
Help improve a prairie or woodland by collecting seeds or removing nonnative plants. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-206-9630 at least five days in advance (10 days by phone for groups of five or more).
|Dec. 21 & 22||9 a.m. – Noon||Maple Grove|
|Jan. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19||9 a.m. – Noon||Maple Grove|
|Jan. 4 & 12
||9 a.m. – Noon||Springbrook Prairie|
|Jan. 18||1 – 4 p.m.||Springbrook Prairie|
|Jan. 18||9 a.m. – Noon||Churchill Woods|
|Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16||9 a.m. – Noon||Maple Grove|
|Feb. 1 & 8||9 a.m. – Noon||Springbrook Prairie|
|Feb. 15||9 a.m. – Noon||Churchill Woods|
|Feb. 22||9 a.m. – Noon||Churchill/Glacial|
|Feb. 29||9 a.m. – Noon||Willowbrook|
|March 7||10 a.m. – Noon||Danada|
|March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22||9 a.m. – Noon||Maple Grove|
|March 11||10 a.m. – Noon||Danada|
|March 14||9 a.m. – Noon||Springbrook Prairie|
|March 21||10 a.m. – Noon||Danada|
|March 21||9 a.m. – Noon||Churchill Woods|
|March 21||9 a.m. – Noon||Churchill/Glacial|
|March 25||10 a.m. – Noon||Danada|
|March 28||9 a.m. – Noon||Springbrook Prairie|
|March 28||9 a.m. – Noon||Willowbrook|
Volunteer Open House
Make a resolution to join the Forest Preserve District's team of volunteers! Learn about our 10 programs and the 50-plus ways you can help out. Talk to staff and volunteers from each, and take a seat in the boardroom at 10 a.m. for a presentation highlighting the different opportunities. All ages. Free. No registration. Questions? Call 630-933-7233.
|Jan. 11||9 a.m. – Noon||Danada HQ|
Volunteer Information Session
Join us for a presentation highlighting over 50 DuPage forest preserve volunteer opportunities in 10 different programs. All ages. No registration. Questions? Call 630-933-7233.
|Jan. 30||6:30 – 7:30 p.m.||Danada HQ|
Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop
Whether you paddle, fish or simply enjoy strolling along the water, make a difference by becoming a Protect Your Waters volunteer. Learn how to help ecologists look for invasive zebra mussels and how you can teach forest preserve visitors about aquatic invaders. Ages 18 and up. Free Register at 630-206-9630 or email@example.com.
|March 11||6 – 7:30 p.m.||Blackwell|