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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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9:00 am

Date: May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Watersmeet Prairie Grove
Address: 1899 winnetka road

Named for the joining of the Middle and East Forks of the North Branch of the Chicago River, Watersmeet Prairie Grove has a wide variety of communities, from a limey, wet woods...

Date: May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Linne Woods
Address: 6316 Dempster

Linne Woods boasts such spring wildflowers as windflower and toothwort under a canopy of oaks and hickories with an understory of ironwood and black cherry. Directions: For Linne Woods north, go west...

Date: May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Somme Woods
Address: 1714 Dundee Road

Somme Woods has bur and white oak savannas and woodlands with massive old oaks, open marshes, and ephemeral ponds. Rich with native plants and animals, the savannas and woodlands are being restored to...

Date: May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Bunker Hill Forest Preserve
Address: 6800 Caldwell Ave

Winding west and north along the bluff above the Chicago River, the bike path runs through the Forest Preserve known as Bunker Hill Savanna and Sidney Yates Flatwoods . Bounded by Caldwell,...

Date: May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Blue Star Woods Forest Preserve
Address: 600 E Lake Ave

At the center of the site is a nice oak woodland community; the northeast corner has wet oak woods with many sedges still present. Much of this site was heavily used first...

10:00 am

Date: May 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue Bunker North Flatwoods
Address: 6600 West Harts Road

Bunker North Flatwoods gets its cathedral-like character from the large old pin oaks that dominate the canopy. Join the North Branch Restoration Project and Centennial Volunteers as we restore this oak woodland...

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