Help us restore and maintain the North Pond Nature Sanctuary and its surrounding area as we plant trees, shrubs and native wildflowers. Over the weeks, volunteers will learn how to apply native seed, plant new wildflowers, remove invasive species, prune and mulch trees and shrubs, and collect seed heads from prairies and woodlands. Training provided on workdays. Optional formal training session offered once each summer. No time commitment required, but please sign up in advance. Volunteers must be 18 and over.
Join us in 2016 for our 17th season of gardening among the wildflowers! 10 a.m. to Noon. on the following Saturdays:
Earth Day — April 22
June 3 & 24
July 8 & 22
August 5 & 26
September 9 & 30 (National Public Lands Day)
Contact Aaron Hammond for more information.
If you love trees and would like to learn how to care for them, then joining the LPC Tree Care Corps is for you. Volunteers are sent to Openland’s TreeKeepers course to learn how to identify tree species, detect tree diseases, and plant, mulch and prune trees. After eight half-day classes and field exams, volunteers become certified TreeKeepers. Once certified, volunteers then receive training from Lincoln Park Conservancy staff on special tree-management techniques used to care for trees at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and North Pond Nature Sanctuary. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one season of service with the Lincoln Park Conservancy. This program is open to Lincoln Park Conservancy volunteers who have completed a minimum one year of service in our other programs.
Each April we celebrate Earth Day by mulching trees, picking up litter, restoring nature trails, planting wildflowers and other projects around the North Pond Nature Sanctuary and its surrounding park area. This community-wide workday attracts over 100 volunteers. Groups are welcome with advance notice.
Mark your calendar for our 18th annual Earth Day on April 22, 2017 at 10 am.
The Lincoln Park Conservancy hosts a National Public Lands Day event at the North Pond Nature Sanctuary each September. National Public Lands Day is an annual, single-day volunteer effort held at thousands of public sites across America. At North Pond, volunteers help restore the area by planting wildflowers, mulching trees, picking up litter, sowing wildflower seed, or assisting with erosion projects.
Mark your calendar for our 16th annual Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10 am.