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 2015

ALL WORKDAYS ARE 9AM – NOON UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Somme Woods East (10am – 1pm)

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Linne Woods North
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Sunday, August 9, 2015
Bunker Hill Savanna

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Labagh-Hernandez Woods (10a – 1p)
Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Sauganash Prairie Grove
Somme Woods East (10am – 1pm)

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Somme Woods East (10am – 1pm)

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Labagh-Hernandez Woods (10a – 1p)

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Somme Woods East (10am – 1pm)

Saturday, September 5, 2015
Oxbow Prairie
Somme Woods East (10am – 1pm)

Sunday, September 6, 2015
Blue Star Woods

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Bunker Hill Savanna
Linne Woods North
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Blue Star Woods (10am – 1pm)
Somme Prairie Grove *

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Harms Woods East

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Blue Star Woods NPLD

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Miami Woods Prairie
Somme Prairie Grove *

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Indian Road Woods
Somme Woods

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Sauganash Prairie Grove
Somme Prairie Grove *

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Blue Star Woods (10am – 1pm)
Linne Woods North
Miami Woods Prairie
Somme Woods

 

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie
Somme Woods East (10am – 1pm)

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Indian Road Woods
Labagh-Hernandez Woods (12p – 3p)
Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Harms Woods
Somme Prairie Grove *

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie
Linne Prairie
Somme Woods East (12p – 3p)

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Bunker Hill Savanna Community Day

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve
Wayside Woods Prairie

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Somme Prairie Grove *
Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Linne Woods North
Oxbow Prairie
Somme Woods East (12p – 3p)

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Miami Woods Prairie
Somme Woods
Harms Woods (1pm – 4pm)

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Indian Road Woods
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Sauganash Prairie Grove
Somme Prairie Grove *

Saturday, November 21, 2015
SEED PROCESSING

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Harms Flatwoods
Somme Woods East (10am – 1pm)

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Labagh-Hernandez Woods (12p – 3p)
Linne Prairie
Somme Prairie Grove *

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Bunker Hill Savanna
Somme Woods

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* Park at Somme Woods

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

New North Branch sites
Get to know two new management sites along the North Branch!
Somme Woods East invites you to tours of the site on September 19th from 10am to 1pm.
Labagh-Hernandez Woods will lead tours of site October 3rd from 10am to 1pm.
Both sites are part of the Chi-Cal Intiative which has twin goals of improving forest preserve health at five sites in Cook County and increasing the number of volunteers helping with ecological restoration.

National Public Lands Day
Saturday September 26th
Each September, citizens across the country come to lend a hand to our public lands, cutting brush, building trails, cleaning up trash. Join North Branch volunteers as we continue the work of insuring a healthy woodland on the banks of the Chicago River.

NB Community Days
Every week, energetic volunteers can be found working at 5 or 6 or more different sites along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Scheduling multiple workdays means lots of good work will get done. At the same time, we have a rich history of working together as the North Branch community. To honor this tradition, we pick one or more Sunday mornings when the people of the North Branch come to a single North Branch site to work together. The next one is Sunday October 25th at Bunker Hill Savanna. Join us for the work, share in treats and stay for a tour of the savanna and woodland!

 

 

 

   
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