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Forest Preserve schedules winter volunteer days

12/28/2017, 8:31 a.m.
If you love nature and you want to help the environment, consider joining the Forest Preserve of Will County by ...
If you love nature and you want to help the environment, consider joining the Forest Preserve by signing up for a resource management workday. Submitted photo

The Forest Preserve District of Will County’s network of volunteers will be pitching in this winter to help improve the preserves. If you love nature and you want to help the environment, consider joining them by signing up for a resource management workday.

Workdays are scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon unless otherwise noted. A District representative will be at each workday to coordinate the day's activities. Registration is required; contact volunteer supervisor Renee Gauchat at 815-722-7364 or rgauchat@fpdwc.org.

Winter workdays are scheduled for:

•Sunday, January 7: Whalon Lake, Naperville

•Tuesday, January 9: Rock Run Preserve – Black Road Access, Joliet

•Sunday, January 14: Keepataw Preserve, Lemont

•Monday, January 15: Theodore Marsh, Crest Hill

•Tuesday, January 23: Kankakee Sands Preserve, Shenk Grove, Custer Township

•Tuesday, February 6: Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve, Lockport

•Saturday, February 10: Sugar Creek Preserve, Joliet, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

•Sunday, February 11: Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access, Mokena

•Tuesday, February 20: Birds Junction Marsh, Troy Township

•Saturday, February 24: Sugar Creek Preserve, Joliet, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

•Sunday, February 25: Kankakee Sands Preserve, Shenk Grove, Custer Township

•Tuesday, March 6: Theodore Marsh, Crest Hill

•Saturday, March 10: Lockport Prairie East Preserve, Lockport

•Sunday, March 11: Alessio Prairie, Crest Hill

•Tuesday, March 13: Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve, Park Forest/University Park

•Sunday, March 18: Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve, Lockport

Dress for the weather and outdoor work. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and work gloves. Work will take place on uneven terrain that is primarily natural surface.

For more information on Forest Preserve District programs and volunteer opportunities, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

Photo: Join the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s volunteer effort this winter by signing up for a natural resource management workday. (Photo courtesy of Phyllis Schulte)