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January 2019 Volunteer and Training Opportunities

Resolve to give back to nature this year! 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

 

Saturday, 1/5/19: Baker’s Lake • 9 am-12 pm in Barrington

Sunday, 1/6/19: Spring Creek-Healy Savanna • 9 am-12 pm in Barrington Hills

Saturday, 1/12/19: Poplar Creek-Carl Hansen Woods • 9 am-12pm in Hoffman Estates

Sunday, 1/20/19: Deer Grove East • 1-4 pm in Palatine

 

North

 

Saturday, 1/5/19: Somme Prairie Grove • 9 am-12 pm in Northbrook

Saturday, 1/12/19: Perkins Woods • 9 am-12 pm in Evanston

Sunday, 1/13/19: Indian Road Woods • 9 am-12 pm in Chicago

Monday, 1/21/19: Robinson Woods • 9 am-12 pm in Schiller Park

 

Central

 

Sunday, 1/6/19: Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve • 9 am-12 pm in Westchester

Saturday, 1/12/19: Thatcher Woods • 9 am-12 pm in River Forest

Saturday, 1/19/19: Possum Hollow • 10 am-12:30 pm in La Grange

Sunday, 1/27/19: Kloempken Prairie • 9 am-12 pm in Des Plaines

 

Southwest

 

Saturday, 1/5/19: Paw Paw Woods • 9 am-12 pm in Willow Springs

Sunday, 1/6/19: McClaughrey Springs Woods • 9 am-12 pm in Palos Park

Saturday, 1/12/19: Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • 10 am-12 pm in Willow Springs

Saturday, 1/26/19: Orland Grassland • 9 am – 12 pm in Orland Park

 

South

 

Saturday, 1/5/19: Beaubien Woods • 10 am-1 pm in Chicago

Tuesday, 1/8/19: Sand Ridge Nature Center • 9 am-12 pm in South Holland

Sunday, 1/13/19: Wampum Lake Woods • 9 am-12 pm in Thornton

Saturday, 1/26/19: Kickapoo Woods • 10 am-1 pm in Riverdale

 

Training

 

Wednesday, 1/9/19: Calling Frog Survey Monitor Training • 6-8pm in Chicago

Sunday, 1/13/19: Trail Watch • 10 am-12 pm in Oak Forest

 

Photo by Xochitl Lopez.

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