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May 2018 Volunteer & Training Opportunities

Slather on some sunscreen and enjoy warmer spring weather by heading out to the Forest Preserves of Cook County to participate in a volunteer restoration workday. Volunteering is fun and meaningful, and there are opportunities 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, 5/6/18: Spring Creek-Galloping Hill • 9 am – 12 pm in Barrington Hills

Saturday, 5/12/18: Deer Grove East • 9 am – 12 pm in Palatine

Saturday, 5/19/18: Bluff Spring Fen • 9 am – 12 pm in Elgin

Saturday, 5/19/18: Deer Grove West • 9 am – 12 pm in Palatine

 

North

 

Saturday, 5/5/18: Linne Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Morton Grove

Sunday, 5/6/18: Wayside Woods Prairie • 9 am – 12 pm in Morton Grove

Saturday, 5/12/18: Perkins Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Evanston

Sunday, 5/13/18: Turnbull Woods • 8:30 – 10:30 am in Glencoe

Sunday, 5/20/18: Miami Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Morton Grove

 

Central

 

Saturday, 5/5/18: Bemis Woods South • 9 am – 12 pm in Proviso

Friday, 5/11/18: Theodore Stone • 9 am – 12 pm in Hodgkins

Thursday, 5/17/18: Bob Mann Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in La Grange

Saturday, 5/26/18: Chicago Portage Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Lyons

 

Southwest

 

Sunday, 5/6/18: McClaughrey Springs Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Palos Park

Sunday, 5/6/18: Cap Sauers Holdings Nature Preserve • 1 – 4 pm in Palos Park

Saturday, 5/12/18: Orland Grassland • 9 am – 12 pm in Orland Park

Sunday, 5/20/18: Black Partridge Woods Nature Preserve • 1 – 4 pm in Lemont

 

South

 

Saturday, 5/5/18: Beaubien Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in Chicago

Saturday, 5/12/18: Eggers Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in Chicago

Saturday, 5/19/18: Dolton Prairie • 9 am – 12 pm in Calumet City

Wednesday, 5/30/18: Dan Ryan Woods • 8:15 am – 1:30 pm in Chicago

 

Training

 

Thursday, 5/10/18: Trail Watch • 7 – 8 pm in Palatine

Saturday, 5/12/18: First Aid/CPR • 8 am – 2 pm in Western Springs

 

 

Photo by Kris DaPra.

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