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Restoration Workdays

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Work with a Site Steward to conduct approved projects that improve the health of our prairies, wetlands and forests. Typical activities include: invasive plant removal, native plant seed collection and processing and tree and shrub planting. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors while giving back to the environment.

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How to Apply

Simply show up at a workday near you. Workdays are offered every weekend throughout Lake County. Please remember to dress in long pants and sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. Additional equipment will be provided at the work site.

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EVENTS

20
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 20, 2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
23
Sep

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

September 23, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
24
Sep

Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna

September 24, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
24
Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 24, 2017 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
26
Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 26, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Event's details
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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