Friday, Dec 6, 2013
Shawnee Volunteer Corps Announces Spring Work Days
Date(s) & Time(s)::
February 23, 2013
February 24, 2013
March 10, 2013
March 16, 2013
March 31, 2013
April 7, 2013
April 20, 2013
April 21, 2013
May 11, 2013
May 18, 2013
Phone: 618-833-8576 (ext. 103)
Do you enjoy being outdoors and hope to make a difference in the natural world around you? Are you a student who is giving thought to working in the outdoors and is interested in gaining some real world, hands-on experience while also networking with professionals in the field? Maybe you just enjoy volunteering? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Shawnee National Forest has a volunteer experience just for you!Return to event list.
Make plans to join the Shawnee Volunteer Corps as the group invites volunteers to join them to help assist with upcoming trail work days. Whether a first time beginner or seasoned trail crew veteran, no certain level of experience is needed as training, including how to perform activities safely, will be provided.
Volunteers will be joining Shawnee National Forest employees in stewardship efforts at several locations on the Hidden Springs and Mississippi Bluff Ranger Districts. And with the arrival of spring to the Southern Illinois region, each work day will encompass a fun, hands on, teamwork centered approach with a backdrop of budding trees, blooming wildflowers and much more. The following dates and locations for spring 2013 have been scheduled:
Join the Forest and other volunteers to maintain the Indian Point Trail at Garden of the Gods on:
Sunday, February 24, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join the Forest and other volunteers to maintain Panther Den on:
Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Saturday, March 16, 2013 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Sunday, March 31, 2013 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Please call or email Kelly Pearson at the Shawnee Volunteer Corps to pre-register for one of the workdays and/or for more information. Volunteers are asked to wear long pants, sturdy shoes and to also bring a lunch and water bottle for each volunteer day.
To discover more about the Shawnee National Forest, visit website. National information about the U.S. Forest Service can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/.
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