Conservation Days for Fall 2022

Our conservation workdays are on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is necessary. We do not have formal membership or dues. Just come as often as you like and help us do our small part to maintain the health of woodlands, prairie restorations and native prairie remnants. Visit this page from time to time to get updates. To receive email notifications of updates and cancellations send your email address to Larry at with a request to be added to the list.

We advise sturdy footwear and gloves at workdays. Tools are provided but personal tools are welcome.

Click to download a print-friendly PDF version of the Conservation Day Schedule for Spring 2021.



All events begin at 9:00 a.m.

September 10 - Removing invasives on the north side of Lake Charleston. Meet at the parking by the entrance to the dike.

September 17 - A second workday on the north side of the lake.

September 24 - Conservation volunteer day at Douglas-Hart Nature Center in Mattoon

October 1 - Removing invasives at Lafferty Nature Center in Charleston. Park either behind Carl Sandberg School on Reynolds Drive or at the water tower on Douglas Drive.

October 8 - Bush Honeysuckle removal on the hill at Lake Charleston. Meet at the parking by the entrance to the dike.

October 15 - A second workday on the lake hill.

October 22 - Fox Ridge State Park for bush honeysuckle and autumn olive. Take the Ridgeback Road and park at the Hickory Haven parking.

October 29 - A second workday at Fox Ridge.

November 5 - Workday at the future Reasor Park Butterfly Habitat under the guidance of Urban Butterly Initiative founder and director Paul Switzer. Park at the south end of Reynolds Drive in Charleston.

November 12 - Invasives removal at Lakeview Park in Charleston. Park at the end of McKinley Avenue.

November 19 - A second workday at Lakeview Park.

December 3 - A hike and multiflora rose removal at the Upper Embarras Nature Preserve in Walnut Point State Park. Park at the Pleasant Grove Picnic Area.