Friend of the Forest Day at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Who: 35 volunteers, Midewin Youth Corps
Where: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Joliet, Illinois
Volunteers will be conducting conservation activities alongside the Midewin Youth Corps, likely conducting planting and seed harvesting. The Midewin Youth Corps is made up of students from North Lawndale College Prep School in Chicago, who are employed full-time to work on the site during June and July.
Commemorative Emigrant Trail Volunteer Event
This work is a component of a large scale project that melds stream and riparian restoration with recreation improvements, in order to re-open a 1.4 mile segment of this 15 mile multi-use trail popular with mountain-bikers, trail runners and day hikers. The NFF, REI, and the USFS are working with local partners to install two large bridges to connect the trail, which has already been relocated out of the riparian zone. Volunteer work will complement these efforts.
When: Wednesday, August 2 and Saturday, August 5, 2017
Where: Tahoe National Forest, Truckee, California
Quandary Peak Trail Maintenance
Join the National Forest Foundation, Friends of Dillon Ranger District and the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative for a trail work event atop Quandary Peak, one of Colorado's most visited Fourteeners.
When: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Where: Quandary Peak, White River National Forest
**note: navigate through the calendar here to register.
Friends of the Forest Day with Stevens Pass
The National Forest Foundation, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and U.S. Forest Service are excited to host a Friends of the Forest® volunteer stewardship event to remove trash from the mountain slopes of scenic Stevens Pass. Volunteers will have an opportunity to ride a ski lift to reach cleanup areas. Complimentary BBQ lunch is provided by the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort.
Volunteers should bring rain gear, bug repellent, and, in order to work on the steep slopes, wear ankle supporting boots with good traction (i.e. hiking or work boots).
When: August 16, 9:00-2:00pm
Who: 150 volunteers and staff
Where: Base area of the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Volunteers must register by July 31, 2017.
While the NFF has limited direct volunteer opportunities, we are happy to share information about your organization’s volunteer opportunities on our National Forests. If you have a volunteer opportunity you’d like to share, please contact Greg Peters.