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December 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Warm up this winter while helping restore the forest preserves! Consider joining a workday, where volunteers remove invasive brush and often conduct brush pile burns. 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

 

Sunday, 12/9/18: Busse Woods South • 9 am – 12 pm in Elk Grove Village

Saturday, 12/15/18: Bluff Spring Fen • 9 am – 12 pm in Elgin

Saturday, 12/15/18: Deer Grove West • 9 am – 12 pm in Palatine

Saturday, 12/29/18: Poplar Creek-Schaumburg Road Grasslands • 9 am – 12 pm in Streamwood

 

North

 

Saturday, 12/8/18: Forest Glen Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in Chicago

Sunday, 12/9/18: Clayton Smith Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in Niles

Sunday, 12/23/18: Wayside Woods Prairie • 9 am – 12 pm in Morton Grove

Sunday, 12/30/18: Bunker Hill • 9 am – 12 pm in Chicago

 

Central

 

Friday, 12/7/18: Theodore Stone • 9 am – 12 pm in Hodgkins

Saturday, 12/8/18: Thatcher Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in River Forest

Tuesday, 12/11/18: Sundown Meadow • 9 am – 12 pm in Hodgkins

Thursday, 12/20/18: Bob Mann Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in La Grange

 

Southwest

 

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

Sunday, 12/9/18: Hidden Pond Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Hickory Hills

Saturday, 12/15/18: Cap Sauers Moraines • 9 am – 12 pm in Lemont

Sunday, 12/23/18: Swallow Cliff Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Palos Park

 

South

 

Saturday, 12/8/18: Eggers Grove • 10 am – 1 pm in Chicago

Sunday, 12/9/18: Wampum Lake Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Thornton

Saturday, 12/15/18: Dolton Prairie • 9 am – 12 pm in Calumet City

Saturday, 12/22/18: Kickapoo Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in Riverdale

 

Photo by Kris DaPra.

Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County