Habitat Restoration Workdays at Yonder Prairie in Woodstock
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
Yonder Prairie, an Illinois Nature Preserve, is a 70-acre wet prairie, sedge meadow and oak savanna complex. Since 2009, volunteers have been clearing invasive shrubs and trees, rejuvenating the bare, shaded ground-layer and turning it into a lush, diverse ecosystem. There are still areas of the preserve that need to be restored, so come on out and lend a hand!
Volunteers are needed to remove invasive species that prohibit the growth of native trees and plants. All year long we cut brush such as buckthorn, honeysuckle, and small willows with chainsaws and hand loppers. You can cut and/or help build and burn brush piles.
No experience is necessary, so if you love being outside, come join our team of friendly volunteers! Tools and light refreshments are provided. Please dress in long pants, sturdy shoes and old clothing for working near a burn pile.
Workdays at Yonder Prairie take place the third Saturday and Sunday of each month.
1150 S. Rosefarm Rd.Woodstock, IL 60098
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Education
- 3 hours once a week