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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In one morning, one person can make a difference to the inhabitants of a prairie, wetland, or oak savanna. Hundreds of people over thousands of hours can make all the difference.
Restoration workdays happen every weekend at Forest Preserves throughout Lake County. Volunteers should dress in long pants and sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves.
SPRING: Buckthorn control, sow prairie/woodland seeds
SUMMER: Garlic mustard management, wild life monitoring, weed management, planting
FALL: Brush clearing, seed collection, tree and shrub planting
WINTER: Brush clearing
All ages invited. No prior experience is necessary for any of the above workdays.
NOTE: If the weather is questionable (thunderstorms, high heat index or sub-zero wind chill), please contact the Site Steward, Kathy Garness at 708-698-6159, to confirm before heading out to the scheduled workday.
New volunteers and groups of four or more, please RSVP to Tom Smith, or your site's steward, so we can be sure to bring enough equipment for everyone. View all upcoming workdays »
Restoration workday coordinator:
Tom Smith, Land Management Technician
Desk: 847–968–3329, cell: 847–276–5379