Lend a Hand at Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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Lend a Hand at Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Posted by Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 9/20/19 8:05 AM

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).

Oct. 9 5 – 6:30 p.m. Maple Grove
Oct. 5, 6, 20 & 26 9 a.m. – Noon Springbrook Prairie
Oct. 19, 20 & 26 9 a.m. – Noon Maple Grove
Oct. 11 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Blackwell
Oct. 12 9 a.m. – Noon Churchill/Glacial
Oct. 12 1 – 4 p.m. Springbrook Prairie
Oct. 12 9 a.m. – Noon St. James Farm
Oct. 19 9 a.m. – Noon Willowbrook
Oct. 19 9 a.m. – Noon Churchill Woods
Oct. 25 8:30  11:30 a.m. Blackwell
Nov. 8 8:30  11:30 a.m. Blackwell
Nov. 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 9 a.m. – Noon Maple Grove
Nov. 9 9 a.m. – Noon Churchill/Glacial
Nov. 9 9 a.m. – Noon St. James Farm
Nov. 9 & 17 9 a.m. – Noon Springbrook Prairie
Nov. 15 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Blackwell
Nov. 16 9 a.m. – Noon Churchill Woods
Nov. 16 9 a.m. – Noon Wayne Grove
Nov. 23 1 – 4 p.m. Springbrook Prairie
Dec. 6 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Blackwell
Dec. 7 9 a.m. – Noon Springbrook Prairie
Dec. 13 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Blackwell
Dec. 14 9 a.m. – Noon Churchill Woods
Dec. 14, 15, 21 & 22 9 a.m. – Noon Maple Grove


Volunteer Workday at the Nursery
Lend a hand weeding, watering, or collecting and cleaning seeds from native grasses and flowers. Ages 12 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).

Oct. 5, 11, 16 & 21 8 – 11 a.m. Blackwell
Nov. 2, 8 & 13 8 – 11 a.m. Blackwell

 

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Topics: Insider, Locations, Natural resources, Community partnership, Recreation, Volunteer, Take 5, Conservation, Nature, Group, native plant

Written by Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County manages nearly 26,000 acres in 60 forest preserves containing prairies, woodlands and wetlands.