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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 WINTER-SPRING 2019

ALL WORKDAYS ARE 3 HOURS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
START TIME IS INDICATED AFTER THE DATE

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Harms Flatwoods 9am

Sunday, February 24, 2019
Blue Star Woods 9am
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods
10am
Miami Woods Prairie 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Harms Woods 9am
Somme Woods 9am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Sunday, March 10, 2019
Indian Road Woods 9am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve
9am
Wayside Woods Prairie 9am

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Linne Prairie 9am
Somme Woods 9am
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Sunday, March 17, 2019
Blue Star Woods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods
10am
Somme Woods South 9am

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Oxbow Prairie 9am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
St Paul Woods 9am

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Blue Star Woods 9am
Somme Woods
9am

Saturday April 6, 2019
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday April 7, 2018
Blue Star Woods 9am

Saturday April 13, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie 9am
Somme Woods South 9am
Linne Woods 9am

Sunday April 14, 2019
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday April 20, 2019
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday April 27, 2019
Linne Prairie 9am
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Somme Woods 9am

 

 

Sunday April 28, 2019
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Harms Woods 9am
Indian Road Woods 9am

Saturday May 4, 2019
Bunker Hill Savanna 8:30am
Somme Woods South 9am
Linne Woods 9am
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 8:30am
Oxbow Prairie 8:30am

Sunday May 5, 2019
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Saturday May 11, 2019
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Somme Woods 9am
Indian Road Woods 9am
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Blue Star Woods 9am

Sunday May 12, 2019
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Harms Woods 9am

Saturday May 18, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Miami Woods Prairie
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Sunday May 19, 2019
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Woods 9am
Oxbow Prairie 9am

Saturday May 25, 2019
Somme Woods 9am

Sunday May 26, 2019
Wayside Woods Prairie 9am CANCELLED
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am

Saturday June 1, 2019
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am

Saturday June 8, 2019
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Linne Woods 9am CANCELLED

Sunday June 9, 2019
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Indian Road Woods 9am

Saturday June 15, 2019
Blue Star Woods 9am

Saturday June 22, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Linne Prairie 9am
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Sunday June 23, 2019
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am

Saturday July 13, 2019
Linne Woods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 9am

Sunday July 14, 2019
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Indian Road Woods 9am
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Sunday July 21, 2019
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 9am

Saturday July 27, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am

Printable Calendar

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Comcast Cares Service Day
Bunker Hill Savanna
May 4th, 2019
8:30am to noon

Volunteers planning to work at Bunker Hill Savanna, Bunker North Flatwoods and Oxbow: meet first at Bunker Shelter # 1 @ 8:30

Comcast employees and their families will join North Branch volunteers at Bunker Hill Forest Preseve on May 4th for the annual celebration around Earth Day.

Join us as we rid the beautiful savanna and woodlands of invasive plants. Keep your eyes open for hawks and woodpeckers and other avian visitors. Stay afterward to share your experiences of the day while enjoying a complimentary lunch. Please RSVP if you plan to join in.

SAVE THE DATE
2019 Chicago River Day
Saturday May 11th
9:00am to 1:30pm
NBRP sites along the River
This annual event is sponsored by Friends of the Chicago River (FOCR), engaging the public's help in keeping the river clean. At six sites along the North Branch, volunteer River Captains will lead crews in the cleanup. Check the Calendar on this page for the list of participating North Branch sites or contact FOCR for more information.

   
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