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Whistler Woods Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Little Calumet River.

The first Saturday of the month is the regular volunteer day at Whistler Woods. Join us in caring for new plants, gathering seeds, and clearing room for native species.

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Workday

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762.

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LaBagh Woods/Irene Hernandez Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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North Branch Wilderness Paddle

Our most adventurous canoe trip of the season provides paddlers with a chance to glimpse local wildlife, including herons, turtles, mink and deer. We'll paddle six river miles from Winnetka to Morton Grove along the North Branch of the Chicago River, passing through quiet, forested landscapes as the narrow river meanders back and forth. 

Click for more information and a trip itinerary.

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Workday

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762.

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Blue Star Memorial Woods Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Calumet 2030 Visits Kickapoo Prairie

Dynamic, youngish volunteers connect in nature while restoring native habitat. Adventures in ecology, and outdoor cooking. If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

Kickapoo Woods
14498 S. Halsted 
Riverdale.

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Workday

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762.

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Chicago River Bus Tour Workshop

RSVP to mhauser@chicagoriver.org by Sept. 11 – Bus space is limited

This workshop is open to all teachers. Beginning and ending at Clark Park (3400 N. Rockwell), the bus tour will visit five sites along the river, each with a different character and each with a different subject to teach.

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LaBagh Woods/Irene Hernandez Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Whistler Woods Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Little Calumet River. 

ArcelorMittal has donated funds for seeds and plants. Volunteers will help install them. Free lunch.

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

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Kickapoo Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Little Calumet River.  

The fourth Saturday of the month is the regular volunteer day at Kickapoo. Join us in caring for new plants, gathering seeds, and clearing room for new species on Kickapoo prairie.  

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

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Moonlight Lagoons Paddle

Join us in an exclusive after-hours paddle through the Skokie Lagoons. Keep your eyes and ears open as the nocturnal world comes awake! Night paddling is not normally permitted in the Forest Preserves, so this is a special opportunity to experience the lagoons from a rare perspective. 

Click for more info or register here

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100 years/100 events

100 Years/100 Events is the Forest Preserves’ Centennial Celebration during the week of September 20-27, 2015. This volunteer event is scheduled as a Centennial Volunteer Restoration Workday at Blue Star Memorial Woods

Meeting Place: Blue Star Memorial parking lot. To register, please visit www.fpdcc.com/CV

 

 

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Whistler Woods Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Little Calumet River.  

The first Saturday of the month is the regular volunteer day at Whistler Woods. Join us in caring for new plants, gathering seeds, and clearing room for native species.

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Workday

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762.

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Conscious Foraging

Foraging is fashionable as a way to live off the land sustainably. But sometime, foraging can hurt the environment more than it helps. Come learn how and why. Free samples of easy-to-forage local plants. Speaker: Joe O'Meara of Blue Islands's BIOS Farm.

Blue Island Public Library
2433 York Street
Blue Island

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Blue Star Memorial Woods Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Kickapoo Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Little Calumet River.  

Volunteers will collect seeds from native grasses and flowers on Kickapoo prairie.

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Workday

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762.

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Calumet 2030 Gathers Seeds on Kickapoo Prairie

Dynamic, youngish volunteers connect in nature while restoring native habitat. Adventures in ecology, and outdoor cooking. If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

Kickapoo Woods
14498 S. Halsted
Riverdale

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LaBagh Woods/Irene Hernandez Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762. 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Workday

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762.

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Kickapoo Volunteer Workday

Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Little Calumet River.  

The fourth Saturday of the month is the regular volunteer day at Kickapoo. Join us in caring for new plants, gathering seeds, and clearing room for new species on Kickapoo prairie.  

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Chris Weber at Chris@fotfp.org or (773) 746-5223. 

View Event »
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Somme Woods East Volunteer Workday

Somme Woods East volunteer day at Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Join us for this ongoing restoration project at Somme Woods East. We will be removing invasive species, collecting seeds and learning about other restoration activities. Be a part of Centennial Volunteers and help out in our forest preserves. Learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. Lunch provided!

Click here to register!

If you have any questions contact Josh Coles at Josh@fotfp.org or (330) 705-3762.

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Fish=Food?: How Water Quality Affects the Angler

Fishing is a local pastime, but how is the health of local waterways connected to what we catch? Come learn how anglers fit into efforts to improve water quality for people and for wildlife. Speaker: Claire Snyder, Friends of the Chicago River.

Blue Island Public Library
2433 York Street
Blue Island

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