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North Branch Restoration Project Workdays

The Chicago metropolitan area containes some of Illinois’ largest and best remnants of our native eco-systems. These remaining natural lands are precious and irreplaceable, but they need our help to survive and prosper. Every weekend, in all kinds of weather, volunteers gather at scheduled sites to work, restoring health to the preserves by cutting brush, pulling weeds, gathering and sowing seeds. 

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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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Kickapoo Woods - Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Workdays

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.

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Beaubien Woods - Centennial Volunteers Stewardship Workdays

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.

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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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