Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities at Kankakee Sands  

PHOTO: North Newton High School Fundamentals of Agriculture Students clean up garbage along Kankakee Sands roadsides. Photo by Bria Fleming/TNC

For those looking to volunteer their time and make a difference at a nature site, Kankakee Sands offers a variety of opportunities.

Join them every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST through the end of November. Activities change with the seasons and may include seed collection, seed cleaning, and garbage clean-up.

They also have Saturday workdays. The following family-friendly volunteer workdays are scheduled on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. CST.
·         Saturday, July 13th: Controlling Invasive Weeds.
·         Saturday, August 10th: Controlling Invasive Weeds.
·         Saturday, September 14th: Seed Harvest at the Kankakee Sands Nursery.

For more information on upcoming workdays and volunteer positions, visit www.nature.org/kankakeesands or contact Alyssa Nyberg by e-mail at anyberg@tnc.org or call (219) 866-1706.

The Nature Conservancy’s Kankakee Sands of Indiana and Illinois is 10,000 acres of prairie and savanna habitat in Northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois, open every day of the year for public enjoyment.  For more information visit www.nature.org/KankakeeSands or call the office at 219-285-2184.



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