Restore and Explore Nature: Paddock Woods


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Paddock Woods Parking Lot11604 S. 86th Ave.Entrance is between 119th St & Cal-Sag Rd (Rt 83)Palos Park, IL 60464

A beautiful bonfire like this will keep us warm as we work to help the forest preserve!


Every Wednesday from 9 am - Noon. (Except: Jan. 4)

Winter is here so come channel your inner lumber jack as we cut down the invasive shrub Asian honeysuckle and burn it in a bonfire!

We'll wander off-trail to maintain this high quality oak woodland by removing invading plants. You'll get up close and personal with the hills and ravines, seeing what others miss. Plus it's a good workout.

Without our active involvement, the honeysuckle will continue to take over the woods, killing off the native flowers and grasses and even stopping the oak trees from reproducing.

We provide the bowsaws, loppers, and gloves plus the knowledge to guide your contribution.

This opportunity is in partnership with the Palos Restoration Project and the Forest Preserves of Cook County.


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Networking
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Landscaping
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 9 am till Noon. Arrive on time - leave whenever
  • Bring drinking water. Wear old clothes; you might get burn holes in them.

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