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Hawthorne Hill Volunteer Work Days

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 15 people are interested

Are you ready to get Dirty, and make some room for the Beauty of the Fall? Pull those green thumbs out of those pockets and lets bring in those Fall colors.

Work Day Goals: Continue focusing on ecological restoration efforts by re-establishing structure and balance to increase native plant species, improve ecosystem sustainability and passive recreation activities.

April and May

Trail Repair and Restoration:

Repair east side during tree removal work in March with leveling and mulch

Pond Buffer and Woodland behind Nature Center:

Control non-native trees and shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle via selective clearing and herbicide application

Create access points to pond for fishing

Prairie Restoration:

Rack and Level front Foothill Drive prairie area

Spread wildflower seed in front prairie area

June, July, August

Nature Play Area Improvement:

Build teepee, weaving, and stone slab painting station

Outdoor Woodland Classroom East Side Area:

Clear woody vegetation, apply wood chips, provide seating

Fire Pit Maintenance:

Clear area and cut down

Date: Saturday, April 10 th ;Saturday, May 8 th ; Saturday, June 12 th ;Saturday, July 10 th ; Saturday, August 14 th

Times: 9:00am To Noon

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About City of Elgin


150 Dexter Court, elgin, IL 60120, US

Mission Statement

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.




Sat Apr 16, 2022 - Sat Jul 09, 2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


28 Brookside Dr.elgin, IL 60123



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Gardening


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 10
  • Times: 9:00 Am to 12:00 pm

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