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 SUMMER – FALL 2014

ALL WORKDAYS ARE 9AM – NOON UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Linne Woods North

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Oxbow Prairie

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Sauganash Prairie Grove

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Oxbow Prairie

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Bunker Hill Savanna
Linne Woods North

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Air Station Prairie
Linne Prairie

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Miami Woods Prairie

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Somme Woods

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Somme Prairie Grove *

Saturday, September 27, 2014
National Public Lands Day

Sunday, September 28, 2014
No workday

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Miami Woods Prairie

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Air Station Prairie

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Linne Woods North

Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Somme Prairie Grove *

 


Saturday, October 18, 2014
Bunker Hill Savanna
Somme Woods

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Miami Woods Prairie

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Harms Woods
Somme Woods

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Linne Prairie
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Air Station Prairie

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Linne Woods North

Somme Woods

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Somme Prairie Grove *

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Wayside Woods Prairie

Saturday, November 22, 2014
SEEDS

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Harms Flatwoods

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Bunker Hill Savanna
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Somme Woods

 

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* Park at Somme Woods

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Saturday September 27th

Again this year, we will celebrate a special day of public service at Blue Star Memorial Woods.

Blue Star Woods lies along the east side of the Chicago River North Branch.and is a new addition to the list of North Branch management sites. Like many of our woods, weeds have invaded the site, competing with the wonderful native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. But faithful North Branch volunteers will get rid of the interlopers, restoring the site's natural beauty.

Please join us on the 27th as the crews cut Euopean buckthorn to restore sunlight to the woodland floor.

Directions: Enter the Forest Preserve parking lot from the south side of Lake Street, just west of Harms Road and east of the bicycle overpass. We'll meet at the north end of the parking lot.

9:00am -- noon; 1:00 -- 4:00 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Rett Donnelly
847-657-7907 h
847-345-4647c
rett.donnelly@gmail.com
or email North Branch.

   
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