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 2017-18

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017
NBRP Seed Processing

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Somme Woods East 9am

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am

Sunday, November 26, 2017
Somme Woods 9am
Wayside Woods Prairie 9am

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Forest Glen Woods 10am

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Linne Prairie 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Harms Woods East 9am

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Blue Star Woods 10am
Somme Woods East 9am

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Harms Woods 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Sunday, December 31, 2017
Somme Woods East 9am
Wayside Woods Prairie 9am

Monday, January 1, 2018
Somme Woods Solstice 2pm – sunset

Saturday, January 6, 2018
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, January 7, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Sauganash Prairie/Labagh Woods 10am
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Monday, January 15, 2018
Blue Star Woods 10am
Bunker Hill Savanna 10am
Somme Prairie Grove 1pm

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Linne Prairie 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Somme Woods East 9am

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Harms Woods 9am

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Blue Star Woods 10am
Harms Woods East 9am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Harms Flatwoods 9am

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Sauganash Prairie/Labagh Woods 10am
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Somme Woods East 9am

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Linne Prairie 9am
Miami Woods Prairie 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Harms Woods 9am

Monday, February 19, 2018
Somme Prairie Grove 1pm

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Harms Flatwoods 9am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Somme Woods East 9am

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Clayton Smith Flatwoods 10am
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Harms Flatwoods 9am

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Bunker Hill Savanna 9am
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Linne Woods 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Blue Star Woods 10am
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 9am
Wayside Woods Prairie 9am

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Forest Glen Woods 10am
Watersmeet Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Labagh-Hernandez Woods 10am
Oxbow Prairie 9am
Somme Woods 9am

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Harms Woods 9am

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Oxbow Prairie 9am
Somme Woods East 9am

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Somme Prairie Grove 9am

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 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

Seed Processing
Saturday, November 18, 2017
9am – 1pm
Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel, Skokie

Over the growing season, dedicated volunteers have carefully harvested ripe native seed to help restore the plant communities in Cook County forest preserves along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Seed will be released from capsules and berries, then put into a dozen different mixes based on habitat. The mixes will go to site stewards, who will distribute them in North Branch preserves, helping to insure healthy thriving natural areas.

Please email North Branch and let us know if you can join in the work. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a favorite dish to share.

 

   
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