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Volunteer Morning: Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve

Event information

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Age: Ages 8 and older.

Contact: 815-722-7364

Location: Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve

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Milkweed seeds on the floss of a milkweed pod. Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Get some fresh air and exercise while helping to make a difference in your community by attending one or more of the Forest Preserve’s volunteer mornings. Activities will include seed collection.

Event requirements

Space is limited, and registration is required. To get started, complete a waiver online. For information, contact Emily Kenny at 815-722-7364 or [email protected].

Please wear clothes appropriate for the weather, getting dirty and being near a fire. The ground will be uneven and covered with vegetation. Long pants, sturdy shoes and socks covering the ankles are recommended. Bringing water and snacks is recommended. 

Work will take place on uneven terrain that is primarily natural surface. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workday should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the workday.