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Westwood Conservation Area Restoration Workday

Westwood Park 1599 Hillside Trail, Woodstock, IL

Westwood is a Woodstock owned Illinois Nature Preserve buffer and serves as a ‘protective’ zone that helps slow the spread of invasive species into Yonder Prairie. Come join us this Tuesday as we continue clearing buckthorn and honeysuckle out of this strategically important conservation area. Directions: From Woodstock, take South Street southwest out of town and […]

CANCELLED – Thompson Road Farm Restoration Workday

Thompson Road Farm 9505 Thompson Rd., Bull Valley, IL

This workday has been moved to Hennen Conservation Area - 4622 Dean St. in Woodstock.  Unfortunately, the ground is too muddy to drive back at TRF.  Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Farm for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It's made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and […]

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 positive way! We'll […]

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 positive way! We'll […]

Thompson Road Farm Restoration Workday

Thompson Road Farm 9505 Thompson Rd., Bull Valley, IL

Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Farm for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It's made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and woodland habitats that are in need of invasive management. The oak woods is roughly 35 acres and heavily infested with buckthorn, honeysuckle and bittersweet but many […]

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 positive way! We'll […]

Final Friday Restoration Workday at Spring Hollow

Spring Hollow Nature Preserve 1314 S. Fleming Td., Woodstock, IL

TLC is partering with the IDNR to host an even more special Final Friday workday event at one of our conservation easement sites in Bull Valley! Spring Hollow is teeming with important plant species that favor higher light levels than what is allowed to penetrate through the canopy. For this workday we'll continue thinning some […]

Donato Woods Restoration Workday with Woodstock High School!

David will be hosting a group of exuberant students from Woodstock High on Sunday so we'll need experienced sawyers to make sure there's enough brush for everyone to haul! Join us for a brush clearing bash at one of Woodstock’s many beautiful natural areas! This is a special little spot in the heart of Woodstock, though […]

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 positive way! We'll […]

CANCELLED – Donato Woods Restoration Workday

Donato Woods 700 Ridgeland Ave., Woodstock, IL

Cancelled so the crew can work on a controlled burn at Irish Oaks. Join us for a brush clearing bash at one of Woodstock’s many beautiful 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 entrance off of Ridgeland Rd. […]

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. Location for this workday is yet to be determined but we'll probably be working to […]

Thompson Road Farm Restoration Workday

Thompson Road Farm 9505 Thompson Rd., Bull Valley, IL

Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Farm for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It's made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and woodland habitats that are in need of invasive management. The oak woods is roughly 35 acres and heavily infested with buckthorn, honeysuckle and bittersweet but many […]