O’Hara Woods Community Day – Fall 2019

O’Hara Woods Community Day – Fall 2019


The Conservation Foundation and the Village of Romeoville are pleased to announce our first ever O’Hara Woods Community Day on Saturday October 5th at the O’Hara Woods Nature Preserve in Romeoville. The event will include a restoration workday component in which we will cut invasive brush out of the woods to open the view and let more sunlight in for our native plants. No experience is necessary, and tools, gloves, eye protection, and instruction will be provided on site. If you wish to participate in this workday component, please register here. Upon registering, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a volunteer waiver. You must print off the waiver, complete and sign it, and bring it with you to the event in order to participate in the workday component.

The Community Day will also include:

  • Nature Rx Activities – Learn about how being in nature improves your health. Guided walks through O’Hara Woods Nature Preserve will leave the pavilion at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m.

  • Conservation at Home – Learn how to create a functional landscape through the Conservation@Home program offerings – information on fall yard care, planting natives, and creating wildlife habitat in your own yard will be available. A rain barrel will be raffled off at 11:30 a.m.

  • Water Resources – Do you know what watershed you live in? Come learn about where water goes when it rains through games and family activities for all ages.

 All activities are free and are outdoor! Dress for the weather. Please register and remember to bring your completed waiver with you to the event if you wish to participate in the restoration workday component. 


Contact Taylor Joray of The Conservation Foundation at 630-428-4500 x116 or at tjoray@theconservationfoundation.org

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