West Chicago Prairie Stewardship Group Preserving the West Chicago Prairie since 1983

Collecting seed Collecting Seeds in the Prairie

Workday projects are scheduled bi-weekly throughout the year on Saturdays and Sundays.  We also conduct many mid-week projects and schedule additional week-end workdays as needed.  We welcome participation by school groups, church groups and Scout groups, and frequently schedule special combined workday/field trips for such groups.

The stewardship group also contributes time at The Nature Conservancy's Nachusa Grasslands near Franklin Grove, Illinois, in recognition of the assistance provided by The Nature Conservancy in in initial purchase of the West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve, as well as its ongoing work to support conservation through the Volunteer Stewardship Network.

To support our management efforts we also need volunteers with computer skills, volunteers with graphics arts skills, volunteers with skills to maintain our mechanical equipment, volunteers with photography skills, and politically oriented volunteers to present the need for natural areas management to public and political groups.

Directions to these workdays can be found here.

Midweek Workdays

Every Wednesday weather permitting, at 9 a.m. to 12 noon except summer when 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers are contacted as to meeting place the day before. Contact Steve Sentoff at 630-293-1627 for more information or to volunteer.

Regular Scheduled Workdays

No reservations are needed for these work days unless you are planning to come in a group of 5 or more. Call at least 3 days in advance, so that we can properly plan. Contact Steve Sentoff at 630-293-1627 for more information.

Saturday, December 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Clearing invading brush and/or raking in seed.

Saturday, January 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Clearing invading brush and/or raking in seed.

Saturday, January 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Clearing invading brush and/or raking in seed.

Saturday, February 7, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Clearing invading brush and/or raking in seed.

Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Clearing invading brush and/or raking in seed.

Sunday, March 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Clearing invading brush and/or raking in seed.

Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Clearing invading brush and/or raking in seed.

Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Clearing invading brush and/or raking in seed.


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