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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 native trees and shrubs on this special occasion. The District’s Natural Resources staff will dig the holes, while volunteers do the planting. Come place trees and 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 tree or 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 e-mail volunteer@kaneforest.com to RSVP. Individuals or groups of less than 10 do not need to register in advance.

Coming up: Earth Day 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 10 a.m.***
Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve

39W933 Russell Rd.
Elgin, IL

*** 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 2017: Kenyon Farms Forest Preserve
Earth Day 2018: Aurora West Forest Preserve


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 variety of restoration projects including tree and shrub planting, seed harvests, seed scattering, brush clearing and more. We’re looking for hundreds of volunteers to help make this a huge success. Ours is one of many National Public Lands Day events that will take place across the country. Be a part of it! Be sure to arrive at 10 a.m. sharp. We’ll restore the area until 1 p.m. or until we’ve completed all the scheduled restoration activities — whichever comes first! Groups of 10 or more, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 630-208-8662 or e-mail 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 2016
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at 10 a.m.***
Aurora West Forest Preserve

40W032 Hankes Rd.,
Aurora, IL

*** Please try to arrive at 10 a.m. sharp. We’ll improve the area until 1 p.m. or until all scheduled restoration activities are completed — whichever comes first.

Looking ahead:
National Public Lands Day 2017: Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve
National Public Lands Day 2018: Burnidge Forest Preserve

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