Hawthorne Hill Nature Center October Natural Area Work Day


Cause Areas


Sat Oct 15, 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Hawthorne Hill Nature Centerq28 Brookside DriveElgin, IL 60123


Do you get excited working outdoors, landscaping and seeing the community working together? Come help build a community garden. Are you looking for a one day community project? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Come dressed to work outdoors and ready to have fun!

Volunteers 14 years old and up are welcome to participate. ALL volunteers under the age of 18 must have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.

Possible Projects:
1) Working in Community Garden
2) Hauling cut trees and shrubs to an area where they can be neatly stacked (for later removal)
3) Raking

4) Pulling garlic mustard

5) Wood chipping trails

Projects will be assigned the scheduled work day based on weather conditions, the number of volunteers and the skill levels of the volunteers that day.

HHNC Naturalist: If you would like more detailed information about the work that will be done that day please contact Maura Neuffer at neuffer_m@cityofelgin.org or 847-531-7055.

Arrive promplty to sign-in and receive instructions from Naturalist Maura Neuffer.
All volunteers must sign a waiver form.
All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver form.
Must wear closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves and dress for the weather.
Please bring a water bottle.

Contact Information: To sign up to volunteer please contact Cindy Corrigan at corrigan_c@cityofelgin.org or 847-931-6770.


  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • 3 hours
  • Volunteers must be at least 10 years old.  Parents must supervise children 14 and under.  All volunt
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