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River Oaks - Centennial Volunteers Stewardship Workdays

Centennial volunteers are reclaiming a stretch of wild riverbank in suburban South Holland. This 10-acre woodland along the Little Calumet River is home to osprey, beavers, wetlands and ancient oaks. Volunteers will learn about our forest preserves, enjoy natural areas close to home and make a tangible difference to our environment. Volunteers will be trained by experts in restoration and resource management.

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Centennial Volunteer: Somme Woods East

Be a part of river revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore nine special sites along the Chicago and Calumet Rivers. Celebrating our rivers and the 100th anniversary of the Forest Preserve of Cook County, Centennial Volunteers are a part of a community of like-minded individuals who are not afraid to get dirty, get some exercise and have fun outside. 

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Clayton Smith Woods Volunteer Workday

Join the North Branch Restoration Project and Centennial Volunteers as we restore this oak woodland to health! Clayton Smith Flatwoods gets its cathedral-like character from the large old pin oaks that dominate the canopy. 

 

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Beaubien Woods - Centennial Volunteers Stewardship Workdays

Beaubien Woods is located along the Calumet River on the south border of Chicago. At the time of settlement it was best described as a mosaic of sand prairie, marsh, and savanna. The main work area consists of remnant marsh and former prairie. The marsh has been invaded by wetland plants that need to be reduced or removed to improve the natural plant communities there. The former prairie has had anthropogenic disturbance and activities there will revolve around removal of non-native brush.

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GiveaShi*t Charity Pop up Returns to the Bridgehouse Museum

'Tis the season to Give a Shi*t Chicago! 

Now in its third year at Friends' McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, it's our annual holiday pop up event. This year features a fresh batch of tees, totes and accessories. Every dollar raised helps employ, house and feed the ambitious hearts behind StreetWise.

 

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Evanston Habitat River Workday

Join us for a restoration and litter pick up workday. 

We'll be clearing buckthorn in the Ladd Arboretum along the North Shore Channel northeast of the building toward GreenBay Road as part of the City of Evanston's North Shore Channel Habitat Project (evanstonhabitat.org).

Dress warmly and bring gloves and tools if you have them (loppers, bow saws, pruners). We will also have tools to share. Please join us to continue to improve and beautify our riverbank.

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Beaubien Woods - Centennial Volunteers Stewardship Workdays

Beaubien Woods is located along the Calumet River on the south border of Chicago. At the time of settlement it was best described as a mosaic of sand prairie, marsh, and savanna. The main work area consists of remnant marsh and former prairie. The marsh has been invaded by wetland plants that need to be reduced or removed to improve the natural plant communities there. The former prairie has had anthropogenic disturbance and activities there will revolve around removal of non-native brush.

Register here!

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