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.
We have family-friendly volunteer workdays scheduled on the second Saturday of each month from 9 am to noon. Join us!
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.
Saturday, August 9
Come enjoy the spectacular shows of mid-summer wildflowers out in our prairie restorations here at Kankakee Sands! Our work today will focus on removing threats to our native wildflowers and grasses that call the prairie home.
Saturday, September 13
Fall is the season when prairie seeds are literally falling from the plants. Come help us catch seeds! The seeds will be used this winter for our prairie restoration plantings.
Saturday, October 11
Come join in the fun of harvesting and cleaning native plant seeds at our Kankakee Sands Nursery, where the work is easy and the conversations are lively.
Saturday, November 8
Let’s get our winter workdays off to a good start by improving savannas in our Unit G restoration.