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
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
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.