Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road, is situated on 174 acres along the Des Plaines River, next to a Cook County Forest Preserve. The forestland shelters deer, coyotes, owls, and a wide range of wildlife, which needs your help. The Ecology Club at Oakton invites volunteers to learn about natural areas and wildlife of Illinois by assisting with its ongoing forest restoration efforts, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, November 9.
Volunteers will meet in Parking Lot D, rain or shine. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Youth workers (age 16 and younger) must be accompanied by an adult.
Expect to do some physical activity, including cutting and burning European buckthorn and other invasive plants. Participants also may observe a “controlled burn” if conditions allow. Volunteers should wear warm, comfortable work clothes and boots. Gloves, eye protection, and tools will be provided.
Registration is required. To participate in the forest restoration effort, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.