Volunteer Wildlife Monitor Training

Tags: Volunteers

Friends of the Chicago River has restored habitat for three river-dependent species: Osprey, Bats, and Turtles; and we need your help to monitor them! This training will provide all of the necessary information and expectations for interested volunteers to monitor these animals and their habitats.

No  experience is needed. Groups and families are encouraged. Under 18 must monitor with an adult.

We are asking volunteers to commit to at least one habitat location and monitor at least twice per month during the breeding season (May to August.) Habitats are located to the north (in Glencoe, Winnetka, Northfield, and Morton Grove) and south (in Lemont, Midlothian, Riverdale, Thornton, and Chicago Heights.)

There are four sessions available but you will only attend one. All sessions cover the same content. Register for Thursday, March 21, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Preserves of Cook County, 6100 N. Central Ave., Chicago, by emailing mhauser@chicagoriver.org.

More information is here.