Centennial Volunteer: Kickapoo Woods

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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.

All the necessary tools and work gloves are provided. All participants should be dressed for a day of outdoor work. Please wear covered shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes) and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool (no synthetic clothing) as workdays often have brushpile burns and stray embers can "burn" clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and your own drinking water. Depending on the season, a hat, sunscreen, or insect repellant may be good items to bring to a workday. While this site is accessible by public transit, we can also work to arrange carpooling if desired.

Meeting Place:

Thornton Township Municipal Bldg, (144th St & Halsted)

14498 S. Halsted, Riverdale IL 60827
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June Webb, jwebb58920@aol.com, 773-813-5160