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Illinois

Field Trips and Events

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Special Events


  • Ghosts of the Ammunition Plant Tour

    Attendees will meet at the Welcome Center
    May 17, 2014

    Did you know that in 1940, the U.S. Government acquired over 36,000 acres to build an ammunition plant on the land that is now known as Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie? Why was this location chosen? How was it built and operated? Our volunteer tour guide for thi... Learn more


  • Midewin Earth Day Celebration

    Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
    April 26, 2014

    This Earth Day, give wildflowers a chance to grow by helping remove invasive garlic mustard at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. This invasive species produces seeds rapidly, allowing it to spread quickly and suppress native plants. It also produces a toxin that pr... Learn more


  • Midewin Volunteer Work Day

    Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
    May 01, 2014

    Every Thursday, rain or shine, volunteers can lend a hand to restore nature at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. The day’s activities will be based on need and weather conditions and may include seed cleaning, brush cutting, herbicide treatment, invasive plan... Learn more


  • Midewin Work Day

    Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
    April 24, 2014

    Every Thursday, rain or shine, volunteers can lend a hand to restore nature at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. The day’s activities will be based on need and weather conditions and may include seed cleaning, brush cutting, herbicide treatment, invasive plan... Learn more


  • Nachusa Grasslands Work Day

    Nachusa Grasslands
    April 26, 2014

    Join us for a day of restoration at Nachusa Grasslands! During this volunteer event, our work will focus on the Orland Prairie Southeast Unit. Be sure to dress for outdoor work (including long pants and sturdy boots) and bring a lunch. To join a workday crew, meet at... Learn more


  • Nachusa Grasslands Volunteer Work Day

    Nachusa Grasslands
    April 19, 2014

    Join us for a day of restoration at Nachusa Grasslands! During this volunteer event, our work will focus on the Tellabs Savanna West Unit. Be sure to dress for outdoor work (including long pants and sturdy boots) and bring a lunch. To join a workday crew, meet at t... Learn more


  • Roots and Routes to Grow: A Community Tree Planting Day

    Burnham Wildlife Corridor
    May 10, 2014

    Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by joining your community to help restore one of Chicago's precious natural areas. The Chicago Park District's Burnham Wildlife Corridor is an important stop-over habitat for roughly 300 species of birds. At the event, you w... Learn more


  • Bird Walk in Lurie Garden

    The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park
    May 16, 2014

    What better way to start your busy day than a peaceful walk through Lurie Garden? Join our Director of Science Jeff Walk, Ph.D., on this bird and plant appreciation walk in the heart of the Chicago. Space is limited, so sign up today!  Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


  • Midewin Restoration Volunteer Days

    30239 State Route 53 Wilmington, IL 60481
    Please select a date

    Join the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie team every Thursday, year round, from     9 am – 2:30 pm. Volunteers are needed for seed cleaning, brush cutting, herbicide treatment, invasive plant pulling, seed broadcasting and greenhouse plant... Learn more


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