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Give Nature A Hand: Be An FDNA Volunteer

In addition to donating, volunteering is another way you can help heal the land. Join a great group of friendly people as a hands-on FDNA volunteer. It’s fun and creates a deep sense of accomplishment. Volunteer Workdays Dundee Township has a systematic schedule of outdoor “workdays” throughout the year. Workdays rotate from site to site according to a predetermined annual plan. These typically kick off at 9:00 A.M. and end at Noon with a snack break at the halfway point. For dates, times, and contacts, scroll down to the workday schedule. Clothing and Equipment: We’ll provide all tools and equipment. You’ll need sturdy gloves and footgear, along with outdoor clothing suitable for working in brush. Eye protection is mandatory. If you do not wear eyeglasses, we provide safety eyewear. Mentoring: We’ll assign you a mentor at your first workday to welcome you and explain the day’s goals and what specific tasks would be most helpful. Communication: Reminders, directions and last-minute information about weather complications are always by email. When you join the volunteers your email address will added to the list. Ages: Anyone age 16 or older is welcome. Youngsters can participate if supervised by an adult. Typical Activities: You might be engaged in any of the typical restoration fieldwork activities you see in the following pictures.

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Protection and restoration of streams and ephemeral ponds

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Boreal chorus frogs singing in this ephemeral pond

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For questions about volunteer involvement, contact us.


To participate in workday activities, seed collecting and monitoring at Dundee Township Natural Areas, see simple process for becoming a Township volunteer.

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To participate in rare plant monitoring, first join Plants of Concern, a project of the Chicago Botanic Garden, for training.


To participate in Project Wingspan seed collecting for pollinators, contact Eleanor Schumacher, Illinois State Coordinator, for training information here:

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