You're Invited! Join us as we work to restore health to the beautiful North Branch natural areas. We welcome all who care about the preserves. No need to be experienced, the stewards will provide instructions, tools and usually, a snack to enjoy at mid-workday break!

If you plan to bring a group larger than a half dozen or so, please contact the steward ahead of time, to be sure that the work planned can accommodate a large number of volunteers and that we have plenty of supplies on hand. Click on the workday you’re interested in to get to the page with contact information.

SCHEDULE OF WORKDAYS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2017

ALL WORKDAYS ARE 3 HOURS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 10am

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Somme Woods 9am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Somme Woods East 9am
Spicebush Woods 9am

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Blue Star Woods 10am
CANCELLED/WEATHER

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Indian Road Woods 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Harms Woods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Wayside Woods Prairie 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday, April 22, 2017
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Oxbow Prairie 9am
Linne Woods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Harms Woods 9am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Blue Star Woods 10am
Spicebush Woods 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Harms Flatwoods 9am CANCELLED
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Miami Woods Prairie 9am

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Blue Star Woods 10am
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Harms Flatwoods 9am CANCELLED
Indian Road Woods 9am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Harms Woods 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Linne Prairie 9am
Miami Woods Prairie 9am

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Somme Woods East 9am

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Indian Road Woods 9am
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Linne Prairie 9am

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie 9am
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Somme Woods East 9am

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Indian Road Woods 9am
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Linne Prairie 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Somme Woods East 9am

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Blue Star Woods 10am

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Somme Woods 9am

 

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Note: there are two different meeting places for the Somme Preserves. Please check directions to each site carefully.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Comcast Cares!

Comcast employees and their families continue their annual tradition, joining North Branch volunteers in celebrating Earth Day.

All are welcome so check the calendar and come to your favorite site. Depending on weather, we may be removing brush or pulling weeds, perhaps enjoying some early spring wildflowers too! As always, it's helpful to let the stewards know if you're coming with a group, so we make sure we have enough supplies for all.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Chicago River Day turns 25!

Join Friends of the Chicago River and North Branch volunteers as we haul garbage out of the banks and waters of our stretch of the Chicago River. For 25 years, tons of shopping carts, old tires, plastics and other unsightly objects are removed, helping maintain a healthy and vibrant river. Who benefits? Fish, turtles, birds, muskrats....and us!

 

   
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