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Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

STEWARDSHIP DAYS and COVID UPDATE!
April 2021

The Cook County Forest Preserves follow guidelines, including masks and social distancing, advised by the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the Illinois Dept of Public Health.

Public volunteer activities are allowed in groups limited to 25 people. Minors under the age of 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a signed waiver.

Note that some North Branch events may continue to be invitation only; this will be indicated on the Calendar.

Interested in a specific workday? Please RSVP or contact the stewards ahead of time (see Contacts at the bottom of each event).

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12 Jun

Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Located in the village of Northbrook, in northern Cook County, these forest preserves span the original continuum of prairie to the west and north and savanna and woodland to the east and south.

Somme Prairie Nature Preserve, dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve in 1984, is gently rolling land on that includes part of the floodplain of the West Fork of the Chicago River’s North Branch. Approximately three acres of high quality prairie hold a remnant of the rich flora that once covered much of the state. Plants with names like cream false indigo, hoary puccoon, and tuberous Indian plantain color the landscape.

Directions: This site is the westernmost of the three Sommes. On workdays, we meet in the post office parking lot on the north side of Dundee Road, approximately a quarter mile west of the Metra tracks.

Please RSVP (below).  For more information, contact:
Laurel Ross at (773) 218-0850 or Lisa Musgrave at (847)401-3067

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Event Details

Date: June 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Somme Prairie Nature Preserve
Address: 800 N Western Ave
Organizer Name: Somme Prairie Nature Preserve