Route 66 Trail Tree Planting at Funks Grove

In partnership with the Friends of the Constitution Trail, help us plant sapling trees along Route 66/Constitution Trail to improve air quality, sequester carbon, increase wildlife habitat, provide shade, and more! Volunteers will use shovels and other tools to plant root-ball sapling trees – 6-8′ tall. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older or alternately 12 years or older and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Tools and heavy equipment will be in use and all volunteers must be able to safely use hand tools, stay on their feet for 2 hours at a time and lift a moderate weight (~25 pounds). Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and working outside. Closed-toed shoes or boots are required – no sandals or flip-flops.

Volunteers needed – please sign up for a shift at the links below:

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

JWP Audubon Bird Walk

Led by some of JWP’s finest, weekend bird walks are held during peak migration at our local bird oases, including Hidden Creek Park in Normal. Warblers, thrushes, sparrows, finches, raptors, etc., are all seen at this location. Bird walks are appropriate for all ages and all skill levels. We even have 4 pairs of loaner binoculars!

Parking is available on the street. The park has a wheelchair-accessible trail.

JWP Audubon Annual Meeting and Bird Walk

Join us for the annual meeting on Sunday, May 15 at the Sugar Grove Nature Center at Funk’s Grove. The event starts at 8:00 a.m. with a bird walk. Following the walk, the brief business meeting will start at approximately 9:45 a.m. Hot coffee and a continental breakfast will be provided. We will discuss our new strategic plan and upcoming events, AND you’ll have a chance to meet the JWP board. You may even win a t-shirt with our new logo! This is always a fun event, and birding at Sugar Grove during spring migration is something you won’t want to miss. Members and non-members are welcome!

JWP Audubon Bird Walk

Led by some of JWP’s finest, weekend bird walks are held during peak migration at our local bird oases. The May 14 walk will be at Ewing Park. Within Ewing, Hedge Apple Woods was designated an Important Bird Area for migration in 2016. Warblers, thrushes, sparrows, finches, raptors, etc., all are seen at this location. Bird walks are appropriate for all ages and all skill levels. We even have 4 pairs of loaner binoculars!

Zero Waste class

THIS CLASS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Learn strategies that sustain the future of our planet that also save you money. Discover the benefits of the 5R`s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot & how to implement them to detox your home. Walk away with resources & tips to lessen unnecessary consumption, improve your health, & preserve the Earth for the next generations.

JWP Audubon Bird Walk

Led by some of JWP’s finest, weekend bird walks are held during peak migration at our local bird oases. The May 8 walk will be at Ewing Park in Bloomington. Within Ewing, Hedge Apple Woods was designated an Important Bird Area for migration in 2016. Warblers, thrushes, sparrows, finches, raptors, etc., all are seen at this park. Bird walks are appropriate for all ages and all skill levels. We even have 4 pairs of loaner binoculars!

Tree Planting Workday at ParkLands Foundation Letcher Basin Preserve

Help us plant small (1-3′ tall) seedling trees at the ParkLands Foundation Letcher Basin Preserve to improve air quality, sequester carbon, increase wildlife habitat, and more! Volunteers will use “dibble bar” tools or small augers to plant trees.

Volunteers must be 18 years old or older or alternately 12 years or older and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Tools and heavy equipment will be in use and all volunteers must be able to safely use hand tools, stay on their feet for 3 hours at a time and lift a moderate weight (~15 pounds).

Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and working outside. Closed-toed shoes or boots are required – no sandals or flip-flops.

Volunteer sign up

9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.  – 2 p.m.

 

 

Tree Planting Workday at ParkLands Mohr Preserve

Help us plant small (1-3′ tall) seedling trees at the ParkLands Foundation Mohr Preserve to improve air quality, sequester carbon, increase wildlife habitat, and more! Volunteers will use “dibble bar” tools or small augers to plant trees.

Volunteers must be 18 years old or older or alternately 12 years or older and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Tools and heavy equipment will be in use and all volunteers must be able to safely use hand tools, stay on their feet for 3 hours at a time and lift a moderate weight (~15 pounds).

Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and working outside. Closed-toed shoes or boots are required – no sandals or flip-flops.

Volunteer sign up

9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.  – 2 p.m.