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Restoration Workday Sites

Click on a restoration workday site below to view site and steward information.

Almond Marsh, 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

Cuba Marsh, Deer Park

Site Steward: Tim Saunders, 847-924-6526 (cell)
 24205 W. Cuba Rd, Deer Park, IL 60010
Park in the main parking lot off Cuba Road

Fox River, Port Barrington

Site Steward: Allison Frederick, 847-708-6761 (cell)
28500 W. Roberts Road, Port Barrington, IL 60010
Entrance is on Roberts Road, west of River Road. Park in the first lot. May shuttle to a different location based on restoration priorities.

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: Wes Wolf and Carol Hogan, 847-381-0160
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: Daniel Suarez, 773-415-3197
2250 W. Dugdale Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085
Meet in the Dugdale parking lot.  Please note there are multiple parking lots & entrances 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.

McDonald Woods, Lindenhurst

Site Steward: Ray Menges, 224-545-1726
19611 West Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst, IL 60046
Meet in Grass Lake Road parking lot.

Old School, Mettawa

Site Steward: Glen Moss, 630-569-2650
28285 St. Marys Road, Mettawa, IL 60048
Meet in parking lot A.  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, Bannockburn

Site Steward: Al Pilgrim, 847-328-0145
11403 West Highway 22, Deerfield, IL 60015
Meet in the parking lot.  Please note this entrance is on Half Day Rd (Rte 22).

Rollins Savanna, Grayslake

Site Stewards: Kurt Hubbard 224-814-2052
19876 W. Washington Street, Lake Villa, IL 60046
Park at the Washington Street lot.

Rollins Savanna Native Seed Nursery, Grayslake

Site Steward: Kelly Schultz, Nursery Coordinator, 847-223-0651 (office), 847-276-6945 (cell)
19876 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030
Park at the Washington Street lot.

Ryerson Conservation Area, Deerfield

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.

Wadsworth Savanna, Wadsworth

Site Steward: Shelley Kiefer, 847-693-9541
15313 W Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, IL 60083
Please note there are multiple parking lots for Sedge Meadow; this is the Sedge Meadow Canoe Launch on the east side of the river, closer to the railroad tracks.

Wilmot Woods, Libertyville

Site Steward: Heather Decker, 224-409-6030
Lindholm Park, 30090 North Park Lane, Libertyville IL 60083
Meet in the parking lot at Lindholm Park. Please note there are no facilities in Wilmot Woods.

EVENTS

18
Jul

Restoration Workday: Old School

July 18, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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19
Jul

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

July 19, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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20
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Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

July 20, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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20
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Restoration Workday: Greenbelt

July 20, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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20
Jul

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

July 20, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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21
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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23
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23
Jul

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

July 23, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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24
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Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

July 24, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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