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 trees on this special occasion. The District's Natural Resources staff will dig the holes, while volunteers do the planting. Come place the trees 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 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 us to RSVP. Individuals or groups of less than 10 do not need to register in advance.
Earth Day 2021
Date, time, location are still to be determined
Hooked on Fishing is the Forest Preserve District's annual learn-to-fish event for kids. Forest Preserve District staff and volunteers teach kids about the sport of fishing and help kids learn to bait, cast, catch and release fish. Fishing gear and bait are provided, though attendees are welcome to use their own gear, if they prefer. This event will return in 2021.
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.
As of Nov. 10, due to Kane County's move to Tier II under Governor Pritzker's pandemic mitigation guidelines (and therefore, the reduced numbers permitted for gatherings), we're ceasing Restoration Workdays, at this time. We will reschedule, as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding.