Field Trips and Events



Though most of these events are open to the public, some may only be for Conservancy members. Please call 317-951-8818 if you have questions regarding an event. We hope to see you soon!

Information on our volunteer stewardship workdays is also listed on our volunteer webpage.

Special Events

  • Migratory Bird Treaty Anniversary Celebration in the Grand Calumet Area of Indiana

    Grand Calumet River Area Between Kennedy and Cline Avenues, Hammond, Indiana
    October 08, 2016

    Join The Nature Conservancy, Shirley Heinze Land Trust and Audubon Great Lakes to view birds frequenting the Grand Calumet River, restored marshes and adjacent habitat owned by the Shirley Heinze Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and the Indiana Department of Natura... Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Seed Cleaning at the Kankakee Sands Seed Barn

    Kankakee Sands Seed Barn
    November 12, 2016

    The seed harvest is finished and now it is time to clean the seeds for planting this coming winter. Join us as we work with native plant seeds large and small, appreciating each and every one. Warning: the work can be a bit dusty and sneezy.   We will provide tr... Learn more

  • Seed Harvesting, Part 1: Catcher in the Rye

    Kankakee Sands Native Plant nursery
    September 10, 2016

    It’s pickin’ time. Join us as we collect seed from a variety of flower and grass species for use in our upcoming restoration plantings. And while we are collecting, there’s no telling what we will see…flowers, butterflies, birds… After... Learn more

  • Seed Harvesting, Part 2: The Great Harvest

    Kankakee Sands Native Plant nursery
    October 08, 2016

    Enjoy the orange and gold colors of the prairie during this workday of collecting seeds. There will be seed harvesting activities in the beds of the nursery, and seed cleaning activities in the shade of the pole barn. Fun for all, that’s our promise...and cooki... Learn more

  • Non-native Plant Species Removal

    Kankakee Sands, Newton County
    August 13, 2016

    Non-native Plant Species Removal, Part 3: The Final Battle: Come join Kankakee Sands staff to help control invasive plants across 6,500 acres of prairie plantings for the final of three summer non-native plant species removal workdays. We will be removing invasive sp... Learn more


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