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Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery


Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

Wednesday, September 22

9 AM - 12 PM


Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!


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Come join us!  No experience necessary. Restoration Workdays occur in dozens of sites around the county, some on weekdays and some on weekends. These are no-commitment, come to as many workdays as you can. Children 10 years and up are welcome with an adult (and waiver signed by legal guardian).  Please be prompt; the group will often head off-trail and you may have a difficult time finding them. Dress for the weather.  Closed-toe shoes are required and long pants are recommended all year-round. Bring work gloves. 

SPRING: Brush clearing, garlic mustard control, planting
SUMMER: Garlic mustard control, wildlife monitoring, weed management, planting, seed collecting
FALL: Brush clearing, seed collection, tree & shrub planting
WINTER: Brush clearing, sowing seed

Covid considerations Please have a mask handy. Fully vaccinated people are welcome to be maskless but anyone unvaccinated needs to wear a mask. Everyone is expected to treat all personnel with respect, including wearing a mask or maintaining extra distance upon request. Anyone with symptoms or who has been in contact with a covid-positive person should stay home.


New volunteers and groups of four or more, please RSVP to Kelly Burdick, so we have enough supplies for everyone. View all upcoming workdays »

Restoration workday coordinator:
Kelly Burdick, Stewardship Ecologist I  847/276-5379


Native Seed Nursery 19876 W. Washington Street
Grayslake, IL, 60030
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