Celebrate Earth Day by attending one of the many upcoming stewardship events coming up soon! Can’t make it? Check out our Event Calendar, which will be updated with exciting opportunities from stewardship events to festivals and everything in between to celebrate Earth Day all year long.
Explore Stewardship Across Chicago What better way to . . . → Read More: Earth Day is Just Around the Corner, but You Can Celebrate Every Day
Check out the Chicago Conservation Corps’ six-year report here. We have come a long way since 2006 and we want to share the memories and impacts with you.
It has been an amazing 6 years and we look forward to many more years of grassroots community development and environmental stewardship throughout Chicago.
Want to . . . → Read More: The Chicago Conservation Corps Six-Year Report
Explore Dune Restoration
Chicago Park District Rainbow Beach Workday
Saturday, March 24th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Note New Time)
77th St. and the Lake (Meet at the entrance to the Nature Area, southeast end of the beach.)
Contact the steward at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
In the mid . . . → Read More: Chicago Park District Rainbow Beach Workday, 3/24, 10AM
Explore Garden Stewardship
Restoration Workday at North Park Village Nature Center
Sunday, March 18th
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
5801 N. Pulaski
No registration necessary. Call 312-744-5472 for more information.
Enjoy a day in the woods of the North Park Village. Help remove invasive plants like buckthorn; plant and/or remove trees; and learn about . . . → Read More: Restoration Workday at North Park Village Nature Center, 3/18, 9AM
Content Creator, including photographs: C3 Blogger Tom from www.letUbeU.com
Working Bikes Cooperative is a non-profit organization in Chicago devoted to the motto: Reduce Reuse Recycle. They collect neglected bikes and tune them up to reuse & sell. The revenue is used to ship the remaining bikes to different corners of planet earth so that a poor . . . → Read More: Dirty Hands at Working Bikes Cooperative
Explore Outdoor Stewardship
Monday, January 16th
Whistler Woods, S Halsted St & W 134th St.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
RSVP to Mary Eileen Sullivan at email@example.com.
Join Friends of the Parks and Calumet Is My Backyard (C.I.M.B.Y.) at Whistler Woods to . . . → Read More: Featured Event! Friends of the Parks MLK Jr. Service Day at Whistler Woods, Jan 16th, 9AM
Getting 2 Know Green Saturday, July 30 Meet at 13th and Homan 11:00-3:00 RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org Join neighbors and organizations from the North Lawndale Community for Getting 2 Know Green 101. Provide a clean up to the area near the Douglass Branch Library, 13th Street Play Lot, CYC Community Center, and Village West Housing Development. . . . → Read More: C3 Leader Tameka Flowers: Getting 2 Know Green 101- Clean Up and Workshop, July 30
Saturday July 23, August13, and September 10, 2011
What We Worry About: Chicago Writers on Protecting Our Beaches
Beach pollution caused 18,682 closings and swimming advisory days at ocean, bay and Great Lakes beaches in 2009. You can help! Take action through these beach clean-up events and hear the inspirational readings of Chicago . . . → Read More: Volunteer at the North Avenue Beach Clean Up and Join Forces with Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Global Alliance of Artists, Saturday, July 23, 9:00-11:00 am
Photo credit: Chicago Wilderness
Saturday, July 9 Dunning Read Conservation Area Restoration Workday Southeast corner of Oak Park Ave and Irving Park Ave 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Join Friends of the Parks and neighbors from the Dunning area for an exciting stewardship event in this beautiful nature oasis located in the heart of Chicago’s northwest . . . → Read More: Explore the Dunning Read Conservation Area, Saturday, July 9
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The United States Forest Service is reaching out to environmental stewardship groups (formal and informal) throughout the region to find out about them and where they are working. There is a long history of stewardship in the greater Chicago region but this is the first effort to try to pull together information on every . . . → Read More: Make Your Conservation Efforts Count! Document Your Work With STEW-MAP
Joann Podkul of CSI
Check out this great coverage of C3 and Calumet Stewardship Initiative volunteers working in vernal pools at Hegewisch Marsh over the weekend. Michael Puente from WBEZ joined us to help uncover the great restoration and open space preservation work happening in the area.
This work . . . → Read More: C3 and CSI talk with WBEZ about Hegewisch Marsh
Photo credit: Ryan Wilson
Saturday, June 11 9:00 am -12:00 pm Meet at 13250 S. Torrence RSVP: Jerry Attere, 312-744-9136 Dress in work clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit soggy and muddy.
Did you know that the Calumet Region is one of the most bio-diverse locations in our region . . . → Read More: Featured Event! Restoration Workday at Hegewisch Marsh-Saturday, June 11
Photo courtesy of NHS Chicago
Volunteer for a NeighborWorks Day project on Saturday, June 4! Join in the fun during NHS’ 24th Annual NeighborWorks Day on Saturday, June 4. Volunteers are needed to paint, plant, clean vacant lots, landscape and garden.
During National NeighborWorks® Week, tens of thousands of volunteers, businesspeople, neighbors and . . . → Read More: Featured Event! NHS Chicago NeighborWorks Day tomorrow. Come out to Humboldt Park for an added bonus- Sustainable Backyard Demos!
C3 volunteers across the city came out in droves in support of the 19th annual Chicago River Day! Nearly 125 C3 leaders, teachers, students and staff worked on 10 different riverside clean-up locations to demonstrate their dedication to a healthy and functioning river ecosystem.
C3 volunteers from the north and south sides of . . . → Read More: Winners of the C3 River Day Challenge Announced