Seed Harvests (Summer & Fall)

Help the District's Natural Resource Management staff collect plant seeds that will be used to reestablish native plant communities in the Kane County forest preserves. We'll provide the hand tools to harvest woodland, prairie and/or wetland seeds at preserves throughout the County. Seed harvests are typically held Wednesday mornings, June through November. Please see the District's Facebook page for dates and locations.

Restoration WorkdayS

Forest Preserve Stewards, in conjunction with our Natural Resource Management team and Volunteer Coordinator, have various restoration workdays scheduled throughout the Kane County forest preserves. Volunteer Restoration Workdays are wonderful individual and family experiences for all-ages. No registration is required unless you're attending with a group of 10 or more. Please make sure to dress for the weather. We recommend wearing boots or heavy duty shoes and bringing your own water bottle, gardening/work gloves and safety/sunglasses. Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the workday start time, and make sure to sign-in with the workday leader. If you have any questions, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 630-762-2741.

Restoration Workdays