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Beaubien Woods Volunteer Workday

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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Drink Beer for a Good Cause - US!

Metropolitan Brewing has been open for about a month now, but on November 4th, the opening is slated to be Grand! This party is the official housewarming party, but it will also kick off their long-term commitment as an active and fun AF member of the Avondale community.

Metro beers will be on tap, naturally. But a few Metro family peeps are also chipping in to celebrate our new belly-up...

Off Color Brewing Wari
Alarmist Brewing & Taproom Lupulinophobia
Dovetail Brewery "whatever's freshest that week"
Lo Rez Brewing TBD, but we're guessing something saison-ey
Logan Arcade providing pinball and arcade games
Metropolis Coffee Company TBD, but they always bring something to give you the tingles

Metro says, "All guest beers and at least a keg of Metro beer are *donation only* to raise money for our newest BFFs, Friends of the Chicago River, so please bring cash. When you look out the tap room windows, you'll understand".

- DJ
- Brewery Tours
- Food? Very likely. We're working on that.

Saturday November 4th, 12p - 12a
No cover. Just come in.
Kid friendly
Dog friendly
Freak friendly

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Clayton Smith Woods - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

Join the North Branch Restoration Project with the Centennial Volunteers to restore this oak woodland to its former beauty!  This 76-acre site is new to restoration and 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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Blue Star Memorial Woods - Centennial Volunteers Stewardship Workdays

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.

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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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