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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.

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.

We will be suspending our Eco-Crew work days until spring. Hope to see you down the trail!

Join our restoration ecologists at a community volunteer opportunity and learn more about restoration techniques while making a real difference. Volunteers of all ages (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) 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 at volunteer@lfola.org.

Skokie River Nature Preserve  
Saturday, October 1, 2022
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! Access and parking for Skokie River Nature Preserve is at the west end of Laurel Avenue, west of Green Bay Road. Park at the end of West Laurel Avenue and walk on the bike path across the bridge to the wood-chipped trail on the right.

CANCELED due to weather

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

770 Westleigh   
Saturday, November 5, 2022
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.

Derwen Mawr Nature Preserve  
Saturday, December 3, 2022
9:00 a.m. - noon

Winter volunteer work day activities include invasive woody plant removal and brush pile burning.Trail access and parking is at the west end of Westminster Road, go west on Westminster Road from Green Bay Road. Park at the end of Westminster Road and look for our Land Management staff to walk you into Derwen Mawr Nature Preserve.

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

Everett Farm Nature Preserve  
Saturday, February 4, 2023
9:00 a.m. - noon

Winter volunteer work day activities such as brush control. Access and parking are located on James Court, east off of Telegraph Road (approximately 1/2 mile north of Route 22). Park in the small lot on the north side of James Court and walk east to the trailhead and kiosk. 

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

Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
Saturday, March 4, 2023
9:00 a.m. - noon

Winter and early spring volunteer work day activities such as brush control and burn prep.Trail access and parking are located at 350 North Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.

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

Jean and John Greene Nature Preserve @ McCormick Ravine  
Saturday, April 1, 2023
9:00 a.m. - noon

This workday has been canceled
due to inclement weather

Assist our staff in volunteer restoration activities such as burn prep and invasive species control. Access and parking is at the west end of Laurel Avenue, west of Green Bay Road. Park at the end of West Laurel Avenue and walk on the bike path across the bridge to the wood-chipped trail on the right.

For large group registration and more information please contact our our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lfola.org.

GARLIC MUSTARD PULL
Skokie River Nature Preserve  

Saturday, May 6, 2023
9:00 a.m. - noon

Our Annual Garlic Mustard Pull helps control this invasive species. The most effective treatment is hand pulling by getting the root. Garlic mustard seeds stay viable in the soil for upwards of 7 years, so it's important to catch it before it goes to seed. Trail access and parking are located on the west end of Laurel Avenure, off of Green Bay Road.

For large group registration and more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lfola.org.

CHICAGO RIVER DAY
Skokie River Nature Preserve  

Saturday, May 13, 2023
9:00 a.m. - noon

Spring volunteer work day activities include brush control and planting.
Access to the Skokie River Nature Preserve is at the west end of Laurel Avenue, west of Green Bay Road. Park at the end of Laurel and walk on the bike path across the bridge to the wood-chipped trail on the right.

Chicago River Day aims to control invasive species such as garlic mustard, plant native seeds and assist with preserve maintenance. Access and parking for Skokie River Nature Preserve is at the west end of Laurel Avenue, west of Green Bay Road. Park at the end of West Laurel Avenue and walk on the bike path across the bridge to the wood-chipped trail on the right.

For large group registration and more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lfola.org.

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