Join our land management staff at a community volunteer work day and learn more about restoration techniques. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate by removing invasive species, cutting, hauling, and/or burning brush.

Work days are held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 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 days please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
 

Robert McClory Bike Path  
Sunday, April 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. - noon

Assist our crew with burn prep for this annual prairie burn along the railroad tracks.
Parking is located in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Old Elm and Sheridan Roads.

For large group registration and more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Skokie River Nature Preserve  
Saturday, May 6, 2017
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.

For large group registration and more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Skokie River Nature Preserve  
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. - noon

Chicago River Day aims to control invasive species such as garlic mustard, and plant native species such as trillium.
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.

For large group registration and more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

McCormick Ravine_
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. - noon

Our Annual Garlic Mustard Pull helps control this invasive species. We've even won awards in years past for pounds of garlic mustard pulled! Did you know that 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.
Parking and trail access is located on the east side of Sheridan Road, north of Old Elm just past the cemetery.

For large group registration and more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.