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 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 9 a.m. sharp. We'll plant until 12 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 2023
Saturday, April 22; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve
35W076 Villa Maria Rd., St. Charles

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. To see the current list of upcoming workdays, click here.