Every third Saturday of the Month (Fall to Early Spring)
One part Woodland Restoration, second part Education of a balance nature native Woodlands. Lead by University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist, "The Sherman Outsiders" and partnered with "The City of Elgin".
Goals of the restoration project are broad reaching and long-term:
Increase hickory trees regeneration and the diversity of tree species and sizes
restore the abundance and diversity of native shrubs and ground-layer -plants
Create a mosaic of habitats, improving conditions of plants and wildlife
increase/restore the creek's and pond's water levels
Remove all nonnative plants and invasive plants
To bring a balance native beauty back to "Burnidge Woods Park".
Meet at the end of Banks Drive at the entrance to the woodland.
Bring Loppers, a hand saw, safety glasses and work gloves If you don't have these tools, we provide tools for about 10 volunteers.
Bring water and a snack.
Dress for the weather with sturdy boots.
Inclement weather cancels. Watch your email for updates. If canceling, will be notified by 7:00am Saturday.
Elgin Allies's Volunteers Make a Difference. Giving residents the opportunity to Explore the Possibilities, Engage in your Community and Enrich your Life.
Elgin Allies has many volunteer opportunities for individual residents,students, business groups, churches and service clubs interested in giving back to the community and helping the city enhance the quality of life for all residents through giving back of our time and talents. Opportunities to serve range anywhere from working in community gardens, to helping at a city event, assisting with administrative duties for various city departments, or becoming a "snow buddy", shoveling snow for seniors.