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).

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 9 a.m. – Noon Willowbrook
Dec. 14, 15, 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
Jan. 25 9 a.m. – Noon Willowbrook
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 nrvolunteer@dupageforest.org.

March 11  6 – 7:30 p.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.