Chicago Wilderness Day of Service is Sept 29th

On September 29th, 2012, Chicago Wilderness is sponsoring a Day of Service on National Public Lands Day to provide a wealth of opportunities throughout the Chicago region to contribution to conservation, ecological restoration, and parkland clean-up.

Nature offers us many benefits: places to explore and enjoy with our families; opportunities for learning and discovery. Healthy ecosystems also provide us with clean air and water, protect against flooding, filter pollutants, and provide habitat for wildlife.

The Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council offers an annual Day of Service to give back to nature and offer residents a chance to help protect and restore the region’s wilderness areas.

Volunteer in nature near you! Join us on September 29, 2012 (National Public Lands Day) for the next Day of Service and have fun while contributing to the health of local nature!  Families, friends, youth and community groups are welcome.  All of us – working together – can make a difference!

All activities are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., except Blackwell Native Plant Nursery, 8:00-11:00 a.m.; Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and Brooklyn State Wildlife Area, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

There are volunteer opportunities all around the Chicago Wilderness region. View a list of all participating locations and a map of all locations here on the Day of Service Events page.

Sign-up today! To participate, complete the form at the above link, then email to; fax to 630.829.6547; or mail to Patricia Cassady, Chicago Wilderness, c/o Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle IL 60532.

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