Illinois - Indiana

Kankakee Sands: Volunteer With Us!

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. Last year, volunteers gave us more than 850 hours of their time and effort at Kankakee Sands! 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!

Upcoming Workdays
TRIO OF WINTER WORKDAYS: JANUARY 14, FEBRUARY 11, AND MARCH 11, 2017 TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, CENTRAL TIME

Come out and join Land Steward Tony Capizzo in removing invasive trees and shrubs from the prairie. The weather may be cold but the work will keep everyone warm! Hatches will be used to girdle small trees, and herbicides will be used to prevent re-sprouting. Work will be focused in the central portion of Unit H, thinning out less desirable species such as birch and cherry to make way for oaks.

The group will meet at the KS office, gear up, and then drive out to the worksite. The Kankakee Sands Office is located at 3294 N US 41, Morocco, IN, 47963. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided, as well as basic protective gear such as goggles and leather gloves. Contact Tony Capizzo to RSVP or for more information: acapizzo@tnc.org. 

Spring in the Greenhouse: April 8, 2017 Time: 9am to noon, central time 
Join us in the warm, warm greenhouse for a morning of transplanting 3,000 to 5,000 native plant seedlings that will be planted out onto Conservancy owned properties in Northern Indiana later this year. We will work with a variety of species, but most are fairly conservative species, aka “fancy plants”.

The work is easy and the conversation is always enjoyable. This workday is appropriate for all ages and abilities. We will be meeting at working at the Kankakee Sands Nursery, located at 1492 W CR 250 N, Morocco, IN 47963. Contact Alyssa Nyberg to RSVP or for more information at anyberg@tnc.org or 219-866-1706. 

Springtime planting: May 13, 2017 Time: 9am to noon, central time
Join us for a morning of beautifying the landscaping around the Kankakee Sands office. We will be planting an assortment of easy to grow and colorful native flowering plants.

This workday is appropriate for all ages and abilities. We will be meeting at working at the Kankakee Sands Office, located at 3294 N US 41, Morocco, IN 47963.

Contact Alyssa Nyberg to RSVP or for more information at anyberg@tnc.org or 219-866-1706.

 

Volunteer Positions

We also have several long-term volunteer positions available. These positions are for committed individuals able to work regularly and independently throughout the year. Click on the name of each for a position description:

 

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