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Kankakee Sands: Volunteer Workdays


We are so grateful for our volunteers! Whether you have helped to pick up garbage, transplant seedlings or spray invasive plants, we truly appreciate the time and energy you have put towards creating prairies and maintaining savannas at Kankakee Sands. This year, more than 350 hours have been volunteered at KS! Amazing! Thank you for volunteering and for your friendship, we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming volunteer opportunities:   

Thursday Mornings at Kankakee Sands

We invite volunteers to join our Kankakee Sands work in Indiana and Illinois from 9 am to 11 am on Thursdays through the end November. Activities will change with the seasons and may include seed collection, seed cleaning, invasive species removal, garbage clean-up, etc.

Saturday Workdays

We have family-friendly volunteer workdays scheduled on the second Saturday of each month from 9 am to noon. Join us!

Volunteer Positions

We also have several long-term volunteer positions available: Trail Steward, Water Level Monitor, Herbarium, and Stewardship Volunteer. These positions are for committed individuals able to work regularly and independently throughout the year.

Upcoming Workdays:
Saturday, May 10

9 a.m. - noon, Central Time
Planting Day at the Kankakee Sands Nursery

The tender seedlings that we transplanted in March and April are now ready to be planted out into the nursery. Come join us for digging, planting, interesting conversation, and all things prairie. All ages welcome and R.S.V.P.’s appreciated. Contact Alyssa Nyberg or call (219) 866-1706.  We will be meeting at the Kankakee Sands greenhouse located at 1492 W CR 250 N, Morocco IN 47963.

Feel free to bring a lunch and after the workday hike the trails and enjoy the spring wildflowers at Kankakee Sands.



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