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Whistler Woods - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

This preserve along the Little Calumet River is home to abundant deer, birds, frogs, bicyclists, and tugboats. With a working steel mill next door, it shows how industry and nature can coexist. Join the volunteer community here and help to nurture flowers, fight erosion, and revitalize Whistler. 

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Forest Glen Woods - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

Forest Glen is a part of the Lower North Branch Preserves, and brand new to volunteer stewardship. 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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Linne Woods Restoration Workday

Linne Woods features a variety of spring and summer wildflowers with a canopy of oaks and hickories and an understory of ironwood and black cherry. Join North Branch Restoration Project volunteers as we remove buckthorn and other weedy species, protecting the native woodland ecosystem.

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Somme Woods East - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

Somme Woods East, the furthest east of the Sommes, has bur and white oak woodlands with massive old oaks, open marshes, and ephemeral ponds. Rich with native plants and animals, they are being restored to their original beauty. Our goal is to grow a community who will become caretakers through on-going education and training.

 

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LaBagh Woods/Hernandez - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

Join an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. This uncommon woodland community encompasses wet savanna, marsh, and mature floodplain woods, and is dominated by swamp white oaks. Learn how to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health to our forest preserves and river system. Our goal is to grow a community who will become caretakers through on-going education and training.

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MLK Day of Service

Join your community to make the world a better place! 

At this special workday in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we’ll remove invasive trees to help restore these woods to health. 

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Forest Glen Woods - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

Forest Glen is a part of the Lower North Branch Preserves, and brand new to volunteer stewardship. 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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LaBagh Woods/Hernandez - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

Join an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. This uncommon woodland community encompasses wet savanna, marsh, and mature floodplain woods, and is dominated by swamp white oaks. Learn how to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health to our forest preserves and river system. Our goal is to grow a community who will become caretakers through on-going education and training.

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