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Forest Glen Woods Volunteer Workday

Forest Glen is part of the Lower North Branch Preserves.  This unique woodland, savanna, and floodplain ecosystem needs help from our volunteer community to remove invasive plants, collect and distribute native seeds, and reduce erosion issues.

 

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Somme Woods East Volunteer Workday

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. 

 

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River Oaks Volunteer Workday

This 10-acre woodland along the Little Calumet River is home to osprey, beavers, wetlands and ancient oaks. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system. No experience necessary. 

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Clayton Smith Woods Volunteer Workday

Join the North Branch Restoration Project with the Centennial Volunteers to restore this oak woodland to its former beauty!  This 76-acre site will depend on the community of volunteers to remove invasive species, spread native seed, and much more.  Large pin oaks are a unique feature of this preserve, which is also home to some beautiful spring ephemerals.

 

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LaBagh 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.

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Moonlight Lagoons Paddle

Join us in an exclusive after-hours moonlit 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. 

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