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Celebrate Earth Week in April by Helping at District Volunteer Workdays

Help Mother Nature during Earth Week by lending a hand at a volunteer workday in a DuPage forest preserve.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites individuals and families as well as school and church groups, Scout groups and other organizations 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
Help improve a forest preserve 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).

April 10, 24, 25 & 30 8:30 – 11 a.m. Churchill Woods
April 5, 19 9 a.m. – Noon Springbrook Prairie
April 8 & 22 1 – 4 p.m. Willowbrook
April 9 9 a.m. – Noon Maple Grove
April 9, 14 & 28 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. Big Woods
April 22 & 30 9 a.m. – Noon Churchill Woods/Glacial
April 23 9 a.m. – Noon St. James Farm

Earth Week: Forest Preserve Pick-Me-Up
Pick up your mood as you help pick up litter around our preserves. Free. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Register online or at 630-206-9630.
April 18 4 – 6 p.m. McDowell Grove
April 19 4 – 6 p.m. East Branch (Glen Ellyn Rd.)
April 20 4 – 6 p.m. Greene Valley (south lot)
April 21 4 – 6 p.m. Springbrook Prairie (off-leash dog area)
April 22 4 – 6 p.m. West Branch

Earth Day: Working for Wildlife
Celebrate Earth Day with Willowbrook! Help the center transition from winter and ready for the busy spring season by working with a wildlife interpreter to prepare the outdoor exhibit trail. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register online or at 630-942-6200.
April 23 10 a.m. – Noon Willowbrook


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, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, FacebookTwitter, Instagram and TikTok pages.