Celebrate National Public Lands Day with the Forest Preserve District!
Volunteers are needed to help us plant trees, collect seeds and clear brush at our event on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m at Dick Young Forest Preserve. We are looking for volunteers of all ages to participate in America’s largest single-day volunteer event dedicated to improving public lands.
For the tree-planting, holes are pre-dug. We’ll need volunteers to tamp down dirt, water and mulch. It’s easy! Bring work gloves, if you prefer. We’ll also have seed collection, and brush-clearing groups.
Come spend the day outdoors! Your work will help ensure that our public lands will remain beautiful and a place for all to enjoy.
Photos taken by Director of Community Affairs and Environmental Education Laurie Metanchuk.