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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 SUMMER-FALL 2019

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

Sunday July 7, 2019
Blue Star Woods 9am

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

Saturday August 3, 2019
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie 9am

Sunday August 4, 2019
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am

Saturday August 10, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Forest Glen Woods 9am
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am

Saturday August 17, 2019
Linne Prairie 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 9am

Saturday August 24, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday August 25, 2019
Blue Star Woods 9am
Wayside Woods Prairie 9am
Somme Woods South 10am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 9am

Sunday September 1, 2019
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Saturday September 7, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am

Sunday September 8, 2019
Forest Glen Woods 9am
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday September 14, 2019
Linne Woods 9am
Blue Star Woods 9am
Somme Woods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods10am

Sunday September 15, 2019
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Harms Woods 9am

Saturday September 21, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Linne Prairie 9am
Somme Woods 9am (seeds only)

Sunday September 22, 2019
Miami Woods Prairie 9am
Somme Woods South 10am

Saturday September 28, 2019
Forest Glen Woods 9am

Sunday September 29, 2019
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods10am


 

Saturday October 5, 2019
Somme Woods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods10am

Sunday October 6, 2019
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am

Saturday October 12, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Linne Woods 9am
Miami Woods Prairie 9am
Forest Glen Woods 9am
Somme Woods 9am (seeds only)

Sunday October 13, 2019
Somme Woods South 10am
Harms Flatwoods 9am

Monday October 14, 2019
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday October 19, 2019
Linne Prairie 9am
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Sunday October 20, 2019
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Forest Glen Woods 9am
Wayside Woods Prairie 9am
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods10am

Saturday October 26, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Harms Woods 9am

Sunday October 27, 2019
Blue Star Woods 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Saturday November 2, 2019
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am

Sunday November 3, 2019
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday November 9, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Linne Woods 9am
Forest Glen Woods 9am
Somme Woods 9am (seeds only)
Labagh-Hernandez Woods10am

Sunday November 10, 2019
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Woods South 10am

Monday November 11, 2019
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday November 16, 2019
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Sunday November 17, 2019
Blue Star Woods 9am
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods10am

Saturday November 23, 2019
ANNUAL SEED PROCESSING 9am

Sunday November 24, 2019
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Friday November 29, 2019
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday November 30, 2019
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am

Sunday December 1, 2019
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

NBRP SEED PROCESSING DAY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23nd
9:00AM – 3:00PM (approx)
Skokie Park Services
7500 Frontage Road, Skokie, 60077

Each year we gather on the Saturday before Thanksgiving for our fall seed processing event. Seeds of a hundred or more native species have been carefully collected from North Branch sites throughout the growing season. The seeds will be hand processed using various techniques, after which the eparated seeds will be distributed into 10 or 12 mixes based on habitat. Stewards will receive a portion of each mix to scatter in management areas, restoring healthy native plant communities.

Join us in this important end-of-season work. Bring a dish or snack to share with your fellow volunteers!

We begin at 9:00am and work until around 2:00pm or until we’re finished. It's not necessary to arrive at 9:00am sharp, but best to come sometime in the morning hours. We’ll supply all the necessary tools and instructions.

Please RSVP and send any questions to NBRP.

Location: Skokie Park District facility, 7500 frontage road in Skokie. The facility is just west of the Edens Expressway, south of Howard St.

   
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