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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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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.

Register here!

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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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Have a Student in the Family?

Are you between the ages of 12 and 22?
Do you have family or friends in middle school, high school, or college?
Would you like to celebrate and learn more about the Chicago River and local environments?

Individual Students or Whole Classes
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE 2018 CHICAGO RIVER STUDENT CONGRESS!
FREE FOOD & A FREE T-SHIRT!

The Chicago River Student Congress brings students together to share knowledge and celebrate each other's efforts to improve the Chicago River.

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, Illinois  60631

Presenters: Congress Invitation & Registration
Non-Presenters: Just show up! Event Instructions & Map

www.chicagoriver.org/education/student-congress

 

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