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Over the last month, dozens of bison have made the move to the Midwest to their new homes at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and Nachusa Grasslands. It’s all part of a greater effort to restore the prairie, and one that you can directly participate in! This month’s list includes restoration days at Midewin and Nachusa, as well as the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Looking for workdays a little closer to the city? Openlands is hosting a tree planting day in Hayes Park. Check out this month’s opportunities below. – CHICAGO CONSERVATION CORPS

I. Join Openlands to plant trees in Hayes Park! Learn to plant trees and help maintain the urban canopy of Chicago. Groups are welcome! This is a rain or shine event. It all happens on November 14 at 9 a.m. Find out more information, or register, here.

 II. Take part in Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie’s General Restoration Volunteer Day on November 19 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Activities may include seed harvest, seed processing, planting, invasive removal, seed broadcasting, trail maintenance, and more. To learn more, or to register, click here.

III.  Join the Friends of the Nachusa Grasslands for a workday on November 21st at 9 a.m. Learn more about the workdays, and how to register for them, here, or check out the Friends of the Nachusa Grasslands Facebook page here.

IV.  Be a part of river and forest revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. Learn what it takes to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health in our forest preserves and our river system on November 28 as part of the FPDCC’s LaBagh Woods/Hernandez Centennial Volunteer Restoration Day. 12-3 p.m. Learn more, or register, here.

Environmentally Yours,
The C3 Team

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