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Calling all volunteers
Join the District for these annual volunteer opportunities:


Earth Day (Mid-April)
Each year, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County hosts a planting event in honor of Earth Day. We need the public’s help to plant hundreds of shrubs on this special occasion. The District’s Natural Resources staff will dig the holes, while volunteers do the planting. Come place the shrubs in pre-dug holes, tamp-down dirt, add water and mulch — it’s easy! Earth Day events are perfect for individuals, families, scouts or other groups. You’re welcome to plant one shrub, or stay and plant throughout the entire event — it’s up to you! Be sure to arrive at 10 a.m. sharp. We’ll plant until 1 p.m. or until we run out of stock — whichever comes first! Groups of 10 or more, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 630-208-8662 or email volunteer@kaneforest.com to RSVP. Individuals or groups of less than 10 do not need to register in advance.

Coming up: Earth Day 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018; at 10 a.m.
Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls
40W095 Freeman Rd. Gilberts, IL 60136​

*** Please try to arrive at 10 a.m. sharp. We’ll plant until 1 p.m. or until we run out of stock — whichever comes first.

Looking ahead:
Earth Day 2019: TBD


National Public Lands Day (Late September)
Volunteer on the nation’s largest, single-day, volunteer event for public lands — National Public Lands Day. Join Forest Preserve District of Kane County staff for a big seed harvest! Natural Resource Management staff will show volunteers how to harvest seeds from specific kinds of plants. Next, you'll head into the prairie at Dick Young Forest Preserve, to collect seed with buckets. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves, if you prefer. This is a fun and rewarding activity, great for team-building events, exercise, volunteer hours, and for spending time in nature. Groups of 10 or more, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 630-208-8662 or email volunteer@kaneforest.com to RSVP. Individuals or groups of less than 10 do not need to register in advance.

Coming up: National Public Lands Day 2018
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018; from 10 a.m. - noon
Dick Young Forest Preserve; 
39W115 Main St., Batavia ​

*** Please use the Main Street entrance

Looking ahead:
National Public Lands Day 2019: TBD​​​​​

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