Volunteers sought for Forest Preserve
8/30/2018, 6 a.m.
If you've been thinking about joining a Forest Preserve District of Will County volunteer workday, now is the perfect time to give it a try.
Fall and winter's cooler temperatures make outdoor work more pleasant, and the changing leaves will present a glorious backdrop to important vegetation removal tasks. Fall/winter workdays involve cutting, stacking and hauling away nonnative brush.
Workdays start at 8 a.m. and last until noon. Volunteers should dress for outdoor work and the weather by wearing long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. The District will provide equipment, RSVP to Renee Gauchat, the volunteer
services supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org@fpdwc.org or
Workdays will be held:
Tuesday, Oct. 2: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, Homer Glen
Saturday, Oct. 6: Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access, Mokena
Sunday, Oct. 7: Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access, Mokena
Tuesday, Oct. 9: Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Junction, Mokena
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, Crete Township
Saturday, Oct. 20: Sugar Creek Preserve, Joliet
Sunday, Oct. 21: Sugar Creek Preserve, Joliet
Tuesday, Oct. 23: McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove, Channahon
Sunday, Oct. 28: Joliet Junior College, Joliet
Saturday, Nov. 10: Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve, Romeoville
Saturday, Nov. 24: Hickory Creek Preserve - Brightway Access, Mokena
Sunday, Dec. 9: Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Junction, Mokena
Tuesday, Dec. 11: Old Plank Road Trail at 116th Street, Mokena
Saturday, Dec. 15: Whalon Lake, Naperville
For more information on Forest Preserve volunteer opportunities, visit