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Restoration Workday: Old School


Restoration Workday: Old School

Wednesday, December 01

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Old School


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

Workday meeting locations & contact info »click here»

Come join us!  No experience necessary.  Restoration Workdays occur in dozens of sites around the county, some on weekdays & some on weekends.  These are no-commitment - come to as many workdays as you can.  Children 10 years & 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 & 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.

NOTE: If the weather is questionable (e.g. thunderstorms, extreme heat or cold), please contact the Site Steward to confirm before heading out to the scheduled workday.

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

Restoration workday coordinators:
Site Steward or Kelly Schultz, Stewardship Ecologist II   847/276-6945


Old School 28285 St. Mary's Road
Mettawa, IL, 60048