CypCan
G. Kiefer

Plants of Concern Training Workshop - Cook County

5 hours

This workshop will give you an opportunity to learn monitoring skills or to refresh your skills for the new season. We ask any monitors who have never been to a workshop, including new volunteers, to attend. Workshops are held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration is required and is free of charge. A confirmation will be sent after registration and directions will follow shortly before workshop date. 

Adiantum pedatum
Susan Kirt

Annual Meeting 2018

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Join us for Plants of Concern's Annual Advisory Meeting, December 5th. Click "Read More" for details and to RSVP.

IBSP Foray
POC Staff

Volunteer Appreciation 2018

2 hours

Join us on November 3rd for Volunteer Appreciation! Click "Read More" for details and to RSVP.

LITH Foray 2018
Gretel Kiefer

Illinois Beach State Park (Lake County) Foray

4 hours

Forays are group-monitoring events that present an opportunity to learn about Plants of Concern protocol, visit interesting sites, and be in the field with experienced staff and volunteers.

Join us at Illinois Beach State Park on August 15th! Click "Read More" for more information and to register.

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Photo credit: Gretel Kiefer

Lake in the Hills Fen (McHenry County)

4 hours

Forays are group-monitoring events that present an opportunity to learn about Plants of Concern protocol, visit interesting sites, and be in the field with experienced staff and volunteers.  

All monitors must sign a confidentiality form and submit a volunteer application for the Chicago Botanic Garden to participate. If you haven't already submitted these forms, please contact POC staff and we will assist in getting you the proper paperwork. 

All forays start in the morning, usually at 9 a.m., and go into the afternoon. Dress for the weather and for walking off-trail (long pants, sturdy shoes or boots). Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray as necessary. Bring your lunch as we will eat on-site. Let us know if you need to leave early so that we can coordinate logistics. Additional information will be sent to those who register.

Workshop
Jody Strohm

Training Workshops Registration Now Open!

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:40

The Plants of Concern training workshops will give you an opportunity to learn monitoring skills or to refresh your skills for the new season. We ask any monitors who have never been to a workshop, including new volunteers, to attend. Workshops are held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Barb Wilson Memorial Bench Photo
Dave Schwaegler

Barbara Wilson Memorial Bench Dedication

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:28

On August 2nd, Gretel and Daniella attended the dedication of a bench at Lake in the Hills fen in memory of long-time Plants of Concern volunteer Barbara Wilson. Barb devoted many hours to restoring habitat, monitoring rare plants, seed collecting, and educating others at the Lake in the Hills fen. She was in involved in prairie restoration for over 30 years. Friends and family gathered to honor her memory and share stories of this amazing woman who was a mentor to many.