Nature Fiesta/Get Outside Kick Off!


Cause Areas


Sat May 19, 2018, 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM


5360 Mulford RoadBlackhawk Springs Forest PreserveCherry Valley, IL 61016
"Fall for the Forest Preserves"


On Saturday, May 19th, the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County will be celebrating local nature with our multicultural bilingual public event, "Nature Fiesta" at Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve in Cherry Valley! Nature Fiesta includes a variety of environmental education activities designed to connect families and individuals with our local nature. Guided hikes, exhibits, games and crafts will help teach about monarchs, birds, wildflowers, rivers and other topics that can be explored in parks and natural areas through the summer!

Your help is needed in the following areas (bilingual interpreters are especially needed, but all volunteers are welcome):

  • Welcome Table
  • Arts and Crafts Station
  • Monarch Station
  • River Station
  • Pollinator Station
  • Bird Station
  • Wildflower Station
  • River Walk - guided hike
  • Wildflower Walk - guided hike
  • Parking Management

Questions? Contact Kim O’Malley, HR Manager/Volunteer Coordinator at, or call (815) 877-6100 to find out how YOU can help nurture nature at this wonderful event!

Complete our on-line volunteer application:


  • Spanish
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Environmental Education
  • Bilingual
  • Botany

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • 30 min before the event and 30 min after
  • Must complete on-line volunteer application in advance of the event.

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