February 

Standing Work Days

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.—noon  at Hickory Point Woods: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays 10 a.m.—noon at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary: Feb. 9, 16, 23

Other Work Days

Feb. 5, Sunday Wolf Preserve 1:00—3:00

Feb.11, Saturday Robinson Woods 10:00—noon

Feb.12, Sunday Knuppel Wildlife Sanctuary 1:00—3:00

Feb. 18, Saturday Walden West 10:00—noon

Feb. 19, Sunday Adams Wildlife Sanctuary 1:00—3:00

Feb. 25, Saturday Chainsaw Workshop, Adams Wildlife Sanctuary 1:00—3:00

Feb. 26, Sunday Burn Workshop, Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary 1:00—4:00

March

Standing Work Days 

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon, at Hickory Point Woods: March 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – noon, at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Other Work Days 

March 4, Saturday Mushroom Workshop, Adams Wildlife Sanctuary 1:00—3:00

March 11, Saturday Wolf Preserve 10:00—noon

March 12, Sunday Robinson Woods 1:00—3:00

March 18, Saturday Knuppel Wildlife Sanctuary 10:00—noon

March 19, Sunday Adams Wildlife Sanctuary 1:00—3:00

April 

Standing Work Days

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon, at Hickory Point Woods: April 4, 11, 18, 25

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – noon, at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary: 6, 13, 20, 27

Other Work Days

April 8, Saturday Robinson Woods 10:00—noon

April 9, Sunday Wolf Preserve 1:00—3:00

April 16, Sunday Adams Wildlife Sanctuary 1:00—3:00

Places we work, and directions to each site:

Adams Wildlife Sanctuary: Join us at the Illinois Audubon Society’s sanctuary in Springfield. Meet in the sanctuary’s parking lot. Address: 2315 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62703.

Glenwood Woods: Join us for stewardship activities at this City Water Light and Power property on Lake Springfield every Tuesday morning. Meet at Lake Wood Drive, the first road east of Glenwood Middle School.

Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary: Join us at this prairie restoration outside Loami. From Springfield or Chatham, take E. Loami Road west to Lead Line Road. Turn south (left) on Lead Line to Withers Road. Turn West (right) on Withers. Go about one-half mile until you see the signs for the sanctuary. Meet in the parking lot at 9560 Withers Road.

Walden West: Join us at this privately-owned natural area near Manito. Meet at the Hardees at Walnut and Jefferson Streets in Springfield one hour before the time listed above.

Washington Park: Join George Rose in controlling exotic species in Springfield’s Washington Park. George will schedule workdays throughout the season when he is available. Call George at 787-1940 if you are interested.

Wolf Preserve: Join us for stewardship activities at our preserve near Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site. Meet at the Hardees at Walnut and Jefferson Streets in Springfield one half-hour before the time listed above.

Unless noted otherwise, call Vern LaGesse at (217) 525-1410 for more information. Workdays usually last about two hours and often include a tour. Work gloves and boots are recommended for all work days. All other equipment is provided.

Prescribed burns are weather-dependent and are NOT scheduled in advance. Call Vern to be included on his e-mail list of volunteers interested in helping burn. Due to weather conditions, there may be only a day’s notice prior to a burn being conducted. See our Stewardship page for more information.