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Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

STEWARDSHIP DAYS and COVID UPDATE!
February 7, 2021

Following guidelines from the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the Illinois Dept of Public Health, the Forest Preserve has resumed public volunteer activities. Note that some North Branch sites may continue to be invitation only; this will be indicated on the Calendar.

Stewardship days are limited to 25 people. Covid guidelines, including masks and social distancing, are requirements.

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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30 Jan

Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

To volunteer or for more information, contact:
Laurel Ross at (773) 218-0850 or send an email to  Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Event Details

Date: January 30 @ 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