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October 2018 Volunteer & Training Opportunities

Experience the beginning of fall 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, 10/6/18: Baker’s Lake • 9 am – 12 pm in Barrington

Sunday, 10/7/18: Deer Grove West • 9 am – 12 pm in Palatine

Friday, 10/19/18: Spring Creek-Penny Road Pond • 9 am – 12 pm in Barrington Hills

Thursday, 10/25/18: Bluff Spring Fen • 10 am – 12 pm in Elgin

 

North

 

Sunday, 10/7/18: Harms Flatwoods • 9 am – 12 pm in Skokie

Monday, 10/8/18: Somme Woods South • 10 am – 1 pm in Northbrook

Sunday, 10/21/18: Blue Star Memorial Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Glenview

Saturday, 10/27/18: Miami Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Morton Grove

 

Central

 

Friday, 10/5/18: Theodore Stone Forest Preserve • 9 am – 12 pm in Hodgkins

Sunday, 10/14/18: Forest Glen Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in Chicago

Tuesday, 10/16/18: Sundown Meadow • 9 am – 12 pm in Hodgkins

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

 

Southwest

 

Saturday, 10/6/18: Cap Sauers Moraines • 9 am – 12 pm in Lemont

Saturday, 10/13/18: Willow Springs Woods • 10 am – 12 pm in Willow Springs

Saturday, 10/27/18: Orland Grassland • 9 am – 12 pm in Orland Park

Sunday, 10/28/18: Swallow Cliff Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Palos Park

 

South

 

Saturday, 10/6/18: Beaubien Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in Chicago

Saturday, 10/13/18: Eggers Woods • 10 am – 1 pm in Chicago

Sunday, 10/14/18: Wampum Lake Woods • 9 am – 12 pm in Thornton

Saturday, 10/20/18: Dolton Prairie • 9 am – 12 pm in Calumet City

 

Training

 

Saturday, 10/13/18: Chainsaw Operator Training • 8 am – 2 pm in Western Springs

Saturday, 10/20/18: First Aid/CPR Training • 8 am – 2 pm in Western Springs

Sunday, 10/21/18: Brushcutter Training • 7:45 am – 8:45 am in Western Springs

 

Photo by Kris DaPra.

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