Habitat Restoration Days
If you’re wild about nature and enjoy working with people who are enthusiastic about the environment, you’re a “natural” to help District site stewards at habitat restoration days. Volunteers assist with seasonal restoration tasks, such as cutting and stacking invasive brush, removing non-native vegetation, and sowing native plant seed.
Join us: Choose the Conservation Area where you wish to help out, and then contact the site steward for site-specific details. Additional questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 815. 338.6223 x1201 or Volunteers@MCCDistrict.org In some cases, you can Signup Online and the steward will contact you!
Who: Adults, teens, families (children should be at least 6 years old; anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult), groups, students needing to complete community service requirements. Groups should call one week in advance. All large groups or corporate restoration day requests should be sent to the Volunteer Coordinator at jbero@MCCDistrict.org.
Where: Conservation Areas (listed below) throughout McHenry County
When: Saturdays, Sundays and some weekdays throughout the year. Sessions last about three hours.
Experience: No experience required. Note: Activities such as chainsawing and herbicide application require additional training/certification.
What to bring: Wear sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for outdoor work and weather conditions. Safety equipment and tools are provided. Bring work gloves if you own them, plus drinking water, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed.
Southeast (Cary, Island Lake, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock)
Steward: Jeff Schumacher
(815) 337-9315 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR Register Online
Dates: Second Saturday of the month
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Note: Not held in Winter, except 12/12/20
Steward: Patrick Boros
(847) 791-6767, email@example.com OR Register Online
Dates: Varied- Contact steward
Time: Varied- Contact steward
Northeast (Bull Valley, Johnsburg, McHenry)
Northwest (Alden, Harvard)
Southwest (Marengo, South of Woodstock)
Site: Pleasant Valley
Dates: None at this time.