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Sign up for a Volunteer Morning program in 2024 to make a difference

A man carries a pile of brush.
(Photo by Chris Cheng)

Start 2024 off on the right foot by lending Mother Nature a hand at Forest Preserve District Volunteer Morning programs. 

This is a great way to meet other nature enthusiasts and to be outside making a difference in your community.

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. Long pants, sturdy shoes and socks covering the ankles are recommended. Bringing water and snacks is also recommended. 

All programs are from 9 a.m. to noon and involve brush control unless otherwise noted. Here is the first quarter 2024 Volunteer Morning lineup:




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 volunteer session.


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