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Restoration Workdays

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Work with a Site Steward to conduct approved projects that improve the health of our prairies, wetlands and forests. Typical activities include: invasive plant removal, native plant seed collection and processing and tree and shrub planting. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors while giving back to the environment.

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How to Apply

Workdays are hosted throughout the county all year.  Check the calendar for upcoming Restoration Workdays and RSVP to the Site Steward.  Closed-toe shoes are required.  Work gloves and long sleeves are recommended all year round.  Additional equipment will be provided at the work site.  Please note, adult-accompanied minors are welcome, 10 years and older.  A legal guardian must sign the waiver for any minors.

 

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Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 15, 2019 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
17
Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 17, 2019 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
17
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 17, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
18
Sep

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 18, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
19
Sep

Restoration Workday: Old School

September 19, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
20
Sep

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

September 20, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
21
Sep

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

September 21, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
21
Sep

Restoration Workday: Fox River

September 21, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
21
Sep

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

September 21, 2019 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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