Join North Branch Restoration Project volunteers as we work to remove invasives such as buckthorn and garlic mustard, helping the rich understory of this ecosystem to thrive. Along with restoring the beautiful oak woodland and sedge meadow ecosystem, we are repairing gullies that carry excess stormwater to the Chicago River as well as contribute to sedimentation in the river.View Event »
Located on the Little Calumet River, just East of Altgeld Gardens, Beaubien Woods has been the subject of restoration work from volunteers and student groups working with The Field Museum for over a decade. Every first Saturday (except July and August), volunteers are out removing invasive species and planting natives, each year increasing the biodiversity of this historic site.View Event »
Join Friends and the Forest Preserves of Cook County in our Centennial Volunteers program and help restore this oak woodland to its former beauty! Have fun and get outside with us.View Event »
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.View Event »
Come out and help Evanston Habitat do restoration work along the Chicago River.
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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
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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.View Event »
Kickapoo Woods has over 70 acres under restoration. Workdays are dedicated to improving a remnant prairie and the floodplain and banks of the Little Calumet River, threatened by stormwater and sediment. Our goal is to grow a community of people who will become caretakers and stewards through on-going education and training.View Event »