Volunteer locally as a way to learn about native plants. We list these for your convenience and they are NOT SPONSORED by Wild Ones, except when noted.
Yard Burn at Pat Armstrong’s house, 612 Staunton Road, Naperville starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 18th. If you would like to help, wear old heavy cotton clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a metal garden rake. It should take an hour or so. (Ashes tend to melt through polyester clothes.)
Calvary Church, Naperville. Pat Armstrong will oversee a prairie burn. It is at the northwest corner of Route 59 and Montgomery Road (south of 75th Street) and is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 starting at 10 a.m. Meet at the south side of the church off the Montgomery Road entrance. Two prairies will be burned so it will last about 2 hours.
College of DuPage: Restore the Kirt Prairie and other natural areas on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.
2018 workdays are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, March 6 and 20, and April 3 to 13; and Wednesdays, Feb. 28, March 7, 14 and 21, and April 4, 11, 18 and 25. Additional outdoor work events are 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, March 10 and 24, and April 14. Volunteers will cut brush, collect and process seeds, transplant and weed invasive plants.
From more information, contact Outdoor Lab/Prairie Manager Remic Ensweiler at email@example.com.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has volunteering opportunities at several sites throughout the county: Get Involved-Volunteer