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Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

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Sierra Club Monarch Team Valley of The Fox Work Day

Needs a location

The Fox Valley Park District is working with the Valley of the Fox group of Sierra Club to establish a dedicated volunteer group for workdays in support of the Illinois Monach Project. The Illinois Monarch Project is a statewide initiative to expand and enhance the breeding and feeding habitat of the Monarch Butterfly, as well as other regional native pollinators. The Fox Valley Park District is developing crucial milkweed habitats pollinators require for breeding, along with nectar producing wildflowers which they rely on for subsistence during their migratory journey.

Volunteers should be fully vaccinated against Covid and will be required to wear a facemask indoors when working in the vicinity of others. Volunteers need to sign up for particular mornings as space is limited. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take home some native wildflower seeds and/or seedlings to establish butterfly gardens in their yards.

Working with FVPD Natural Areas Technicians, the group will perform various activities in support of the objectives of the Illinois Monarch Project.

Winter activities will be in the Fox Valley Park District Green House, located in Abraham Lincoln Park, at the corner of Lakewood Place and S. Russell Ave in Aurora (across from Holy Angels School). Activities include the preparation/cleaning and germination of native milkweed species and other nectar producing wildflowers. Spring activities include helping FVPD employees plant 3,200 milkweed seedlings into some of the 1,200 acres of natural areas maintained by the FVPD.

Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided as needed. Volunteers should wear boots or study shoes, and dress appropriately for the gardening type work involved and for weather conditions as activities move outdoors.

Sierra Club Monarch Team Valley of The Fox Work Day

Needs a location

The Fox Valley Park District is working with the Valley of the Fox group of Sierra Club to establish a dedicated volunteer group for workdays in support of the Illinois Monach Project. The Illinois Monarch Project is a statewide initiative to expand and enhance the breeding and feeding habitat of the Monarch Butterfly, as well as other regional native pollinators. The Fox Valley Park District is developing crucial milkweed habitats pollinators require for breeding, along with nectar producing wildflowers which they rely on for subsistence during their migratory journey.

Volunteers should be fully vaccinated against Covid and will be required to wear a facemask indoors when working in the vicinity of others. Volunteers need to sign up for particular mornings as space is limited. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take home some native wildflower seeds and/or seedlings to establish butterfly gardens in their yards.

Working with FVPD Natural Areas Technicians, the group will perform various activities in support of the objectives of the Illinois Monarch Project.

Winter activities will be in the Fox Valley Park District Green House, located in Abraham Lincoln Park, at the corner of Lakewood Place and S. Russell Ave in Aurora (across from Holy Angels School). Activities include the preparation/cleaning and germination of native milkweed species and other nectar producing wildflowers. Spring activities include helping FVPD employees plant 3,200 milkweed seedlings into some of the 1,200 acres of natural areas maintained by the FVPD.

Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided as needed. Volunteers should wear boots or study shoes, and dress appropriately for the gardening type work involved and for weather conditions as activities move outdoors.

Sierra Club Monarch Team Valley of The Fox Work Day

Needs a location

The Fox Valley Park District is working with the Valley of the Fox group of Sierra Club to establish a dedicated volunteer group for workdays in support of the Illinois Monach Project. The Illinois Monarch Project is a statewide initiative to expand and enhance the breeding and feeding habitat of the Monarch Butterfly, as well as other regional native pollinators. The Fox Valley Park District is developing crucial milkweed habitats pollinators require for breeding, along with nectar producing wildflowers which they rely on for subsistence during their migratory journey.

Volunteers should be fully vaccinated against Covid and will be required to wear a facemask indoors when working in the vicinity of others. Volunteers need to sign up for particular mornings as space is limited. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take home some native wildflower seeds and/or seedlings to establish butterfly gardens in their yards.

Working with FVPD Natural Areas Technicians, the group will perform various activities in support of the objectives of the Illinois Monarch Project.

Winter activities will be in the Fox Valley Park District Green House, located in Abraham Lincoln Park, at the corner of Lakewood Place and S. Russell Ave in Aurora (across from Holy Angels School). Activities include the preparation/cleaning and germination of native milkweed species and other nectar producing wildflowers. Spring activities include helping FVPD employees plant 3,200 milkweed seedlings into some of the 1,200 acres of natural areas maintained by the FVPD.

Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided as needed. Volunteers should wear boots or study shoes, and dress appropriately for the gardening type work involved and for weather conditions as activities move outdoors.

Sierra Club Monarch Team Valley of The Fox Work Day

Needs a location

The Fox Valley Park District is working with the Valley of the Fox group of Sierra Club to establish a dedicated volunteer group for workdays in support of the Illinois Monach Project. The Illinois Monarch Project is a statewide initiative to expand and enhance the breeding and feeding habitat of the Monarch Butterfly, as well as other regional native pollinators. The Fox Valley Park District is developing crucial milkweed habitats pollinators require for breeding, along with nectar producing wildflowers which they rely on for subsistence during their migratory journey.

Volunteers should be fully vaccinated against Covid and will be required to wear a facemask indoors when working in the vicinity of others. Volunteers need to sign up for particular mornings as space is limited. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take home some native wildflower seeds and/or seedlings to establish butterfly gardens in their yards.

Working with FVPD Natural Areas Technicians, the group will perform various activities in support of the objectives of the Illinois Monarch Project.

Winter activities will be in the Fox Valley Park District Green House, located in Abraham Lincoln Park, at the corner of Lakewood Place and S. Russell Ave in Aurora (across from Holy Angels School). Activities include the preparation/cleaning and germination of native milkweed species and other nectar producing wildflowers. Spring activities include helping FVPD employees plant 3,200 milkweed seedlings into some of the 1,200 acres of natural areas maintained by the FVPD.

Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided as needed. Volunteers should wear boots or study shoes, and dress appropriately for the gardening type work involved and for weather conditions as activities move outdoors.

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