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Restoration Workday Sites

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Almond Marsh (east), Grayslake

Site Stewards: Don Wilson, 847-855-9143 (home), 224-639-3158 (cell)
32550 North Almond Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
Entrance on Almond Road, 0.3 miles south of Belvidere Road (Rt.120). Park in lot

Almond Marsh (west), Grayslake

Site Stewards: Richard Hoppel, 847-400-7505
32459 North Forest Drive, Grayslake, IL 60030
Park on Forest Dr next to the pump station.

Cuba Marsh, Deer Park

Site Steward: Tim Saunders, 847-924-6526 or Gerry Wright 847-525-8891
 24205 W. Cuba Rd, Deer Park, IL 60010
 Meet in the main parking lot on Cuba Rd.

Duck Farm, Lake Villa

Site Steward: Al Hall, 847-209-8381 or Scott Pacatte, 847-630-3084

520 Middlebury Dr, Lake Villa, IL 60046

Park on neighborhood street; be respectful of the community

Grainger Woods, Mettawa

Site Steward: Kathleen Garness, 708-366-7584 (home), 708-698-6159 (cell)
25910 North St. Marys Road, Mettawa, IL 60045
Entrance and parking is on Saint Mary's Road at Wright Woods, near Everett Road, south of Route 60.

Grant Woods, Lake Villa

Site Steward: Joyce Proper, 847-356-8138
25405 West Monaville Road, Ingleside, IL 60041
Meet at the first parking lot off of Monaville Road.

Grassy Lake, Barrington

Site Steward: Luke Dahlberg, Wes Wolf, Carol Hogan, 630-991-8025
Miller Road, Barrington IL, 60010
Meet at the intersection of Miller Rd & Oak Hill Rd & preserve trail (cable gate).  Contact the Stewards for more details. 

Greenbelt, North Chicago

Site Steward: Dawn Fronk, 224-241-6643
1215 Green Bay Rd, North Chicago, IL 60064
Meet in the back of the cultural center parking lot  Please note there are multiple entrances and parking lots at this preserve.

Heron Creek, Lake Zurich

Site Steward: Sarah Schultz, 847-309-7066
22890 N. Old McHenry Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Meet in parking lot A.

Lyons Woods, Waukegan

Site Stewards: Bob Shears, 847-508-7680
10200 Blanchard Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087
Meet in parking lot, at Blanchard and Sheridan

MacArthur Woods, Mettawa

Site Steward: Karen and Eileen Carruthers
26500 N St. Mary's Road, Mettawa, IL
Entrance is a gravel access road, unlocked for workdays.  Please enter with caution while crossing the DPR trail.  No facilities at this location

Middlefork Savanna, Lake Forest

Site Steward: Matt Evans, 847-293-6685
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Parking lot is shared with Elawa Farm, meet in the back (west end) of the lot.

Nippersink, Round Lake

Site Stewards: Carolina Schottland, 847-668-9464, and Mary Sullivan
900 West Belvidere Rd (Rte 120), Round Lake, IL 60073
Meet at the parking lot for Shelter D (Beach Volleyball)

Old School, Mettawa

Site Steward: Glen Moss, 630-569-2650
28285 St. Marys Road, Mettawa, IL 60048
Meet in parking lot A/B.  Please note there are multiple parking lots in this preserve.

Oriole Grove, Lake Bluff

Site Steward: Dave Szaflarski, 847-401-2358
250 West Rockland Road, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
From Route 176 east, cross Route 41 and the train tracks, continue past the water tower on the north side of Route 176, and watch for the sign: "Skokie River Prairie—Lake Bluff Open Lands." Park in the gravel lot between the water plant and Mariani Landscaping office.

Prairie Wolf, Highland Park

Site Steward: Matt Tobin,847-951-1483
11403 West Highway 22, Highland Park, IL 60015
Meet in the parking lot.  Please note this entrance is on Half Day Rd (Rte 22).

Rollins Savanna, Grayslake

Site Steward: Frank Moens, 847-409-7484
Mount Vernon Dr, Grayslake, IL 60046
Park on Mt Vernon Dr or the lot at Something's Brewing. 

Rollins Savanna Native Seed Nursery, Grayslake

Site Steward: Kelly Burdick, Stewardship Ecologist, 847/276-5379
19876 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030
Park at the Washington Street lot.

Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods

Site Steward: Bill Sullivan, 847-942-0404
21950 North Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods IL 60015
One mile south of Route 22 on the west side of Riverwoods Road. Meet at the Welcome Center parking lot.

Spring Bluff, Winthrop Harbor

Site Steward: Tom Smith, 847-502-4002
650 7th St, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
Meet on the trail that leads to the bird observation tower.  Please note this group splits its time between Spring Bluff and a nearby partner site at Fossland Park.  Check with the Steward.



Restoration Workday: Cuba Marsh

October 01, 2023 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Restoration Workday: Old School

October 03, 2023 (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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Restoration Workday: Cuba Marsh

October 03, 2023 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

October 04, 2023 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Restoration Workday: Lyons Woods

October 04, 2023 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Restoration Workday: MacArthur Woods

October 05, 2023 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Restoration Workday: Middlefork

October 07, 2023 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Restoration Workday: Greenbelt

October 07, 2023 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods

October 07, 2023 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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