Forest Glen Centennial Volunteer Stewardship Day - CANCELED

Tags: Volunteers and Centennial Volunteers

Due to concerns associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Forest Preserves of Cook County is cancelling its public events and requiring cancellation of all permitted events until May 11. For public access in the Forest Preserves, starting today (3/17) the nature centers and their grounds, the campgrounds, Forest Preserves General Headquarters, Caldwell Woods Warming Shelter, the Volunteer Resource Center and Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center are closed through May 11, with the exception of polling places for the March 17 primary election.

Help restore the Chicago River system by joining the Centennial Volunteers. Volunteers will learn about our forest preserves, enjoy natural areas close to home and make a tangible difference to our environment.

Volunteers will be trained by experts in restoration and resource management and be involved in regular volunteer days on the weekends throughout the year. An important corridor for migratory birds, Forest Glen is part of the Lower North Branch Preserves. This unique woodland, savanna, and floodplain ecosystem needs help from our volunteer community to remove invasive plants, collect and distribute native seeds, and reduce erosion issues.

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.

Meeting Place: 5420 N. Forest Glen

Location Description: Enter off of N Forest Glen Ave and meet at the end of the parking lot.

Contact: Bill Tucker, 312-206-5928