Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is offering many volunteer opportunities this spring to give back to the community and the Earth. C3 is an environmental education leader in Chicago, partnering with other area organizations to improve our neighborhoods through environmental service. See below for upcoming events and workshops.
Stop Recycling Paper! (BYOB)
When: Sunday, April 17 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Join the Rebuilding Exchange for Stop Recycling Paper! Resketch book creator Shawn Smith will explain why using reclaimed paper is preferred over recycling, what to look for with such paper, and how to make your very own coil-bound reclaimed paper notepad. Click here for details.
West Chicago Prairie Work Day
When: Saturday, April 23 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Where: West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve
Join the West Chicago Prairie Stewardship Group for their Restoration Work Day. Tasks will include trail clean-up of weed removal. Click here for more information.
Plants of Concern Workshop
When: Sunday, April 24
Where: Sugar Creek Preserve, Will County Forest Preserve District, Joliet, IL
Join the Chicago Botanic Garden for their Plants of Concern citizen science program, in which volunteers monitor the long-term trends in rare regional plant species. If you are interested in volunteering for the first time, register to attend this training workshop!
Chicago Conservation Corps Leaders Training
When: Wednesdays, May 4 – June 1 | 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Where: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, Chicago, IL 60614
The Chicago Conservation Corps is now recruiting for its Spring 2016 Environmental Leadership Training Series. Leaders participate in 20+ hours of training classes that equip them with a broad understanding of urban environmental challenges and opportunities. Click here to learn more.