Blue Star Memorial Woods - Centennial Stewardship Volunteer Days
Be a part of river revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore five special sites along the Chicago and Calumet Rivers. Celebrating our rivers and the 100th anniversary of the Forest Preserve of Cook County, Centennial Volunteers are a part of a community of like-minded individuals who are not afraid to get dirty, get some exercise and have fun outside.
Volunteers sign up to learn more about our forest preserves, enjoy a natural area close to home, and make a tangible difference to our environment. Volunteers will also meet people interested in improving our local environmental resources, will be trained by experts in restoration and resource management, and be involved in regular volunteer days on the weekends throughout the year.
Tools and instructions are provided by the steward. It is not necessary to pre-register, but if a group of more than 5-6 are planning to come, please let the steward know that, so that adequate supplies can be provided. Dress for the weather and the outdoors. We strongly encourage boots/sturdy shoes and clothes that can get wear and tear. Natural fabrics are best, especially when brushpiles may be burned.
Parking in main lot south off of Lake Avenue. Yellow "Volunteer" signs leading around the sidewalk to the work site
Rett Donnelly, 847-345-4647