Celebrate Earth Week in April by Helping at District Volunteer Workdays

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Celebrate Earth Week in April by Helping at District Volunteer Workdays

(March 30, 2021) — Help Mother Nature during Earth Week in April by lending a hand at a volunteer workday in the DuPage forest preserves.
 
Workdays are limited to nine participants. Volunteers must wear masks covering the nose and mouth and practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet apart.

Individuals and families as well as school and church groups, Scout groups and other organizations are invited to work together for the benefit of visitors and wildlife alike. Participants should dress to work outdoors, wear layers and bring hats and gloves.

Volunteer Restoration Workday – Earth Day
Help improve a prairie or woodland by collecting seeds or removing nonnative plants. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Free. Register online or at 630-206-9630
April 17 9 – 11 a.m. Maple Grove
April 18 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Blackwell
April 18 9 – 11 a.m. Churchill Woods
April 19 9 – 11 a.m. Churchill Woods
April 21 1 – 3 p.m. Churchill Woods
April 22 10 a.m. – Noon Churchill Glacial Ridge
April 22 1 – 3 p.m. Willowbrook
April 24 9 – 11 a.m. Churchill Woods

 

Earth Week Forest Preserve Pick-Me-Up
Pick up your mood as you help pick up litter around our preserves. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-206-9630.

 

Earth Week: Spring Cleanup at St. James Farm
Help with the spring cleanup and beautification efforts at St. James Farm. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-580-7027
April 20 1 – 3 p.m. St. James Farm
April 21 1 – 3 p.m. St. James Farm
April 22 1 – 3 p.m. St. James Farm
April 23 1 – 3 p.m. St. James Farm
April 24 8 – 10 a.m. St. James Farm

 

Earth Week: Volunteer Workday
Help preserve the horse paddocks by scraping and then painting the fences at Danada Equestrian Center. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Register online or at 630-580-7027.
April 19 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Danada Equestrian Center

 

Earth Week: Volunteer Workday
Help beautify Danada Forest Preserve by picking up litter between the equestrian center and Rice Lake. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-580-7027.
April 19 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Danada Equestrian Center

 

Earth Week: Volunteer Workday
Help maintain ecologically important bioswales, rain gardens and detention ponds by removing weeds at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-580-7027.
April 21 2 – 4 p.m. Herrick Lake

 

Earth Week: Volunteer Workday
Help beautify Danada Forest Preserve by picking up litter. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-580-7027.
April 22 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Danada

 

Earth Week: Volunteer Workday
Help maintain ecologically important bioswales and rain gardens by removing weeds at Danada Forest Preserve. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-580-7027.
April 22 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Danada


Earth Week: Volunteer Workday
Help beautify Blackwell Forest Preserve by picking up litter near the archery area. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-580-7027.
April 23 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Blackwell

 

Earth Week: Volunteer Workday
Help maintain ecologically important bioswales and rain gardens by removing weeds at Blackwell Forest Preserve. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-580-7027.
April 23 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Blackwell

 

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 6.2 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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