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Forest Glen Woods - Centennial Volunteer 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. 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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Kickapoo Woods - Centennial Volunteers

From milkweed to goldenrod, Kickapoo's native prairie plants need your help. Join an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Little Calumet River. Learn to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river systems. 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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Kids in Kanoes

We here at Friends want to get as many kids in canoes as we can! It builds confidence, connection to the river and is just plain FUN!

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Beaubien Woods - Centennial Volunteers

Join us to help restore this unique prairie and woodland ecosystem back to health! Trained leaders show you how to identify plants that don't belong and demonstrate how to safely use hand tools to remove them. Depending on the season, workdays may also include native seed collection for dispersal in areas cleared of invasive species, hand pulling invasive grasses and flowers, as well as nature walks to enjoy the preserve.

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Forest Glen Woods - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

An important corridor for migratory birds, 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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History of the Skokie Lagoons Paddle

One of the most beautiful urban wilderness areas we paddle are the Skokie Lagoons. But did you know they are actually man-made? Join Friends to learn the amazing history behind the Lagoons on Sunday, July 15th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

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