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TACKLE YOUR TUESDAYS WITH US!
Do you want to assist with restoration throughout our preserves?
Join us for an informal restoration work day every Tuesday...
please email for specific location and meet up details as we are always moving around.

Join our restoration ecologists virtually and learn more about restoration techniques while making a real difference. Be sure to follow us on social media Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

For other ways to connect to the preserves, check out our interactive preserves page including preserve-specific story maps for a virtual tour and planning guide for what's happening in the now.

Join our restoration ecologists at a community volunteer opportunity and learn more about restoration techniques while making a real difference. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate by removing invasive species, cutting, hauling, and/or burning brush.

Restoration days are held from 9:00 a.m. until noon unless otherwise noted. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Lake Forest Open Lands will supply work gloves and any tools needed during the work day. For more information about restoration work opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
 

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We are suspending Eco-Crew until the fall. Now that the weather is warm we encourage you to walk our preserves and do some restoration in your own backyards! We look forward to starting up our Eco-Crew volunteer days again in the fall. Watch this webpage for further details.

Due to recent state guidelines recommending that we avoid group gatherings as much as possible during this pandemic surge, we are unable to offer Eco-Crew at this time. We look forward to offering Eco-Crew again as early as possible in 2021. Please check this page for updates.

Join our restoration ecologists virtually and learn more about restoration techniques while making a real difference. Be sure to follow us on social media Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

For other ways to connect to the preserves, check out our Explore Outdoors and interactive preserves page including preserve-specific story maps for a virtual tour and planning guide for what's happening in the now.

Join our restoration ecologists at a community volunteer opportunity and learn more about restoration techniques while making a real difference. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate by removing invasive species, cutting, hauling, and/or burning brush.

Restoration days are held from 9:00 a.m. until noon unless otherwise noted. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Lake Forest Open Lands will supply work gloves and any tools needed during the work day. For more information about restoration work opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Skokie RIver Nature Preserve  
Saturday, October 2, 2021
9:00 a.m. - noon

Presenting a partnership with the Friends of the Illinois Nature Preserves, we will kick-off in our Shaw Prairie.  Click here to read more!

Join our staff of restoration ecologists as part of our volunteer Eco-Crew and have fun learning about restoration techniques while making a real difference. All ages are welcome to participate by planting, removing invasive species, cutting, hauling, and/or burning brush!
Trail access and parking are located on the west end of Laurel Avenure, off of Green Bay Road.

CANCELED due to weather

For large group registration and more information please contact volunteer@LFOLA.org.

770 Westleigh   
Saturday, November 6, 2021
9:00 a.m. - noon

Join our staff of restoration ecologists as part of our volunteer Eco-Crew and have fun learning about restoration techniques while making a real difference. All ages are welcome to participate by planting, removing invasive species, cutting, hauling, and/or burning brush!
Meet at North Stable Lane, off of Westleigh Road.

For large group registration and more information please contact volunteer@LFOLA.org.

West Skokie Nature Preserve  
Saturday, December 4, 2021
9:00 a.m. - noon

Winter volunteer work day activities include invasive woody plant removal and brush pile burning.
Trail access and parking are located on the south side of Westleigh Road, 1/4 mile east of Waukegan Road.

For large group registration and more information please contact volunteer@LFOLA.org.

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