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Friends of the Forest Preserves: Workday at Eggers Woods

Chicago Conservation Corps
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Feb 10 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Please make sure to RSVP for workdays as cancellations may occur
Contact Workday Leader: John Pastirik at 773-991-0613
Meet at the caretakers house for the preserve at east 112th Street and Ave. E. in Chicago.

THE WORK
Currently, there are too many invasive plants in the forest preserves. These species are removed by volunteers using hand tools and then stacked and burned to help improve habitat for native plants and animals. Trained leaders show you how to identify plants that dont belong and demonstrate how to safely use hand tools to remove them. All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. Depending on the season, workdays may also include native seed collection for dispersal in areas cleared of invasive species or nature walks to enjoy the preserve.

WHAT TO BRING
All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can burn clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty. Please bring your own drinking water. Depending on the season, sun screen or insect repellant maybe good items to bring to a workday.

Upcoming Events

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Jarvis Bird Sanctuary Volunteer Restoration Day

Jarvis Bird Sanctuary Volunteer Restoration Day

Feb 24 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Brush Cutting , Clean up and seed preparation. Dress for the weather. If you drive come to the Shed for a free parking pass for your wind shield. Enter the Shed via the side Gate and Back door…
 
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North Park Village Nature Center Workday

North Park Village Nature Center Workday

Feb 25 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Volunteers assist with restoration of the 46 acre preserve. Activities include pulling invasives, mulching, planting, and other general field work. Be sure to bring a snack and water bottle and dress…
 
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Volunteer Mechanic Workshop - Working Bikes

Volunteer Mechanic Workshop - Working Bikes

Feb 27 5:00PM - 9:00PM
All skill levels are welcome to learn about bicycle maintenance! Get your hands dirty rebuilding and refurbishing bikes to be sold in the store or given to local chairites. For questions or to…