Irish Oaks Nature Preserve Restoration Workday

Irish Oaks Nature Preserve 19017 Lincoln Rd., Harvard, IL

Join us for this post-Oak Rescue wrap up! Thanks to so many of you, we had a hugely successful rescue on New Year's Eve and were able to clear the majority of brush choking the earth beneath the surviving old-world oaks. For this workday we'll aim to remove the remaining invasives and weedy tree species […]

Boloria Meadows Restoration Workday

Boloria Meadows 7219 Millburne Ct., Bull Valley, IL

This workday meets on the second Saturday of the month. Dennis Dreher is our dedicated steward leading these workdays and has been helping to breathe life back into this incredible site since 2006. Come check out all of the wonderful features this site has to offer and give Dennis a hand recovering the dormant beauty […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80-acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making great progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We've still got the cooler weather this week which always makes these days even more enjoyable. […]

Donato Woods Restoration Workday

Donato Woods 700 Ridgeland Ave., Woodstock, IL

Join us for a brush clearing extravaganza at one of Woodstock’s many natural areas! This is a special little spot in the heart of Woodstock, though few people know about its botanical treasures. Head in through the northwest entrance and follow the trail to the right over the wooden walkway. Keep going and listen for the […]

Yonder Prairie Restoration Workday

Yonder Prairie 1100 S. Rose Farm Rd., Woodstock, IL

Come on out for this TLC restoration workday at our gorgeous Yonder Prairie! This workday is hosted by two cool stewards, Carol Giammattei and Melissa Grycan. Thanks to their selfless devotion to the site, Yonder is the finest it’s been in decades and areas suitable for volunteer workdays are getting harder to come by. Don't […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80 acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making excellent progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We conducted our first prescribed burn here this spring and the ground layer has responded in a really […]

Yonder Prairie Restoration Workday

Yonder Prairie 1100 S. Rose Farm Rd., Woodstock, IL

We'll be working on a section where invasive grasses and shrubs have so far avoided their inevitable demise thanks to toppled trees in the wetland that's made the area inaccessible. A lot of the material we need to clear are large trunks so we'll have the mini skid to move those. Directions: From Woodstock, take […]

Cancelled – Final Friday Restoration Workday in Johnsburg

Remington Grove 3704 Monica Ln., Johnsburg, Illinois

Who's up for a Final Friday brush clearing event with Kim, David, and Megan at Remington Grove!?! Come party with us as we take out invasive brush and enjoy friendly banter around a toasty campfire. Directions: From the intersection of 120 and 31 in McHenry, go north on 31 for 2.5 miles. Take a left (west) […]

Westwood Park Restoration Workday

Westwood Park 1599 Hillside Trail, Woodstock, IL

Join the exceptionally cool David Ducci for our first Westwood workday of the winter! Last year we received funds through the state of Illinois’ Natural Areas Stewardship Grant to remove invasive species and introduce native seeds in a section of this local Woodstock natural area. Directions: From Woodstock, take South Street southwest out of town and over […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80-acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making great progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We've still got the cooler weather this week which always makes these days even more enjoyable. […]

Concannon Conservation Area Restoration Workday

Concannon Conservation Area 1913 Edgewood Dr., Woodstock, IL

It’s been a while since we’ve had a workday at this site so let’s show some love to the small but promising Concannon Conservation Area! For this workday I'd like to focus on cleaning up the roadside edges where there are lots of invasive trees and shrubs blocking the sunlight and beautiful view. Clearing up […]

Irish Oaks Restoration Workday

Irish Oaks Nature Preserve 19017 Lincoln Rd., Harvard, IL

These workdays are hosted by our extraordinary steward, Margee Pieper, who has been a vital part of the successes at this site. Under her thoughtful leadership, the history and beauty of Irish oaks is finally revealed for everyone to enjoy. Directions: From Rt. 14 in Harvard, take Brink St east for 1.7 miles. Turn right […]

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