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August 2018 Volunteer & Training Opportunities

Enjoy warm, sunny days this summer while giving back to nature. Consider joining a volunteer workday in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. There are opportunities throughout the county for people of all ages and experience levels.

 

Check out the list below for a nearby workday, or visit fpdcc.com/volunteer to view the calendar of all upcoming volunteer opportunities.

 

Northwest

 

Saturday, 8/11/18: Poplar Creek – Carl Hansen Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Hoffman Estates
Sunday, 8/12/18: Busse Woods South • 9 am – 11 am in Elk Grove Village

Saturday, 8/18/18: Deer Grove West • 9 am – 12 pm in Palatine

 

North

 

Sunday, 8/5/18: Clayton Smith Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in Chicago

Saturday, 8/11/18: Linne Prairie • 9 am – 12 pm in Morton Grove

Saturday, 8/18/18: Somme Woods East • 9 am – 12 pm in Northbrook

Saturday, 8/25/18: Blue Star Memorial Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Glenview

 

Central

 

Saturday, 8/11/18: Thatcher Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in River Forest
Sunday, 8/19/18: Possum Hollow Das de Voluntario • 10 am – 12:30 pm in La Grange

Saturday, 8/25/18: McCormick Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Riverside

Tuesday, 8/28/18: Sundown Meadow • 9 am – 12 pm in Hodgkins

 

Southwest

 

Saturday, 8/11/18: Orland Grassland • 9 am – 12 pm in Orland Park

Saturday, 8/18/18: Cap Sauers Moraines • 9 am – 12 pm in Lemont

Sunday, 8/19/18: Swallow Cliff Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Palos Park

Saturday, 8/25/18: Paw Paw Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Willow Springs

 

South

 

Tuesday, 8/7/18: Sand Ridge Nature Center • 9 am – 12 pm in South Holland

Saturday, 8/11/18: Dan Ryan Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Chicago

Saturday, 8/25/18: Kickapoo Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Riverdale

 

Training

 

Saturday, 8/11/18: Southwest Ecology Gathering • 9 am – 11 am in Lemont

Sunday, 8/19/18: Nature Ambassador Training • 8:30 am – 1 pm in Chicago

 

 

Photo by Michelle Murawski

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