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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 2018

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

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Blue Star Woods 10am
Somme Woods East 9am

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Somme Woods East 5:30pm

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Indian Road Woods 9am
Linne Woods 9am CANCELLED
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Somme Prairie Grove 5:30pm

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Linne Prairie 9am
Somme Woods East 5:30pm

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Blue Star Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Grove 5:30pm

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Woods East 5pm 

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Linne Prairie 9am

Sunday, August 12, 2018
Somme Prairie Grove 5pm

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Somme Woods East 9am   

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Blue Star Woods 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Woods East 9am 

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Harms Woods 9am

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie 9am
Somme Woods East 10am   

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Miami Woods Prairie 9am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Linne Prairie 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Wayside Woods Prairie 9am

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Blue Star Woods 9am
National Public Lands Day

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Harms Flatwoods 9am CANCELLED
Somme Woods East 9am   

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Linne Woods 9am

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Somme Woods East 9am 

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Harms Woods 9am
Forest Glen Woods 10am CANCELLED

Saturday, October 20, 2018 
Linne Prairie 9am
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am    

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Blue Star Woods 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Harms Woods 9am

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Miami Woods Prairie 9am

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Somme Woods East 9am   

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am
Linne Prairie 9am

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Harms Woods East 9am 
Somme Woods
9am

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Blue Star Woods 9am
Forest Glen Woods
10am
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Woods East 9am 

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Annual Seed Processing

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Harms Woods 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Saturday, November 24, 2018   
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am           

Sunday, November 25, 2018
Somme Woods East 9am  

Printable Calendar

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

Would you like to join a multitude of folks and have some fun doing something powerful? National Public Lands Day is an annual event where volunteers across the country gather to care for our public lands.This year North Branch volunteers will work in the Forest Preserve of Cook County at Blue Star Memorial Woods.

As in many of our preserves, weeds have invaded the site, competing with the native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. But we will get rid of the interlopers. Join us on the 29th as the crews cut Euopean buckthorn and other invaders to restore the site's natural beauty.

DATE: Saturday September 29th
PLACE: Blue Star Memorial Woods
TIME: 9:00am to noon

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.

Questions? Contact Rett Donnelly, Radhika Miraglia or NBRP

   
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