Collecting Seeds With the Wetlands Initiative
June 22, 2013
Wanna help protect native wetlands plants? Join EcoMyths partner The Wetlands Initiative for its first-ever sedge seed collection day at the lovely Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin and Hopper Lakes. Snacks, tools, and picturesque scenery are included—get the deets and be sure to RSVP.
Fast Track to Eco-Heroism: Become a River Gullywalker
June 22, 2013 (plus select dates thru August)
We want YOU to become a Friends of the Chicago River Gullywalker! It’s a pretty sweet volunteer gig: Friends has launched a new Gully Identification Project to cut down on some of the unmanaged dumping that’s damaging the river and surrounding landscape. In one training, you’ll get schooled on how to identify and report gullies along the Chicago River—helping you protect the future of this important waterway—then you get to stroll along the lovely banks and conduct said eco-heroism whenever you want. Visit the Friends info page here, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Restoring Lake County Forest Preserves, Together
Dates vary by site
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County’s natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves, and make a meaningful contribution. Visit the LCFPD website for a full workday schedule, site steward contact information, meeting places, descriptions of workday activities, and more.