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2022 Earth Week Naperville Volunteer Opportunities


Earth Week Naperville 2022

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Help us celebrate the 52nd Earth Day!

Join us to clean up and beautify our community! 

Share a statement and/or photo to the Naperville Park District’s Facebook or Instagram pages showing what you’ve done to celebrate Earth Day by using the hashtag #earthweeknaperville or #investinourplanet.

Everything we do to support this effort individually can have a widespread impact and benefit all of us!


REGIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

DuPage & Will Counties

Naperville Park District ~ Forest Preserved District of Will County ~ The Conservation Foundation ~ Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 

 

              
              

 

Local scout group making "Seed Bombs" in 2020 and tossing them!

 

Make your voice heard! Contribute to a state-wide conservation effort:

30 x 30 Conservation Task Force

When:      Listening sessions taking place now; or students can take a survey that will be reviewed by the task force 

Who:        Children, Teens and Adults of Illinois

Where:     Online around the state

What:       Task force mission is to "advise on the establishment of a bold goal for protecting the natural lands and waters of Illinois, holding listening sessions

                 across the state and developing a report to the Governor and General Assembly by July 1, 2022." This initiative was started by high school students in

                 Pontiac, IL!

How:        Visit the website

 

APRIL

 

Throughout the month of April

What:            Seed Bombs with the Naperville Park District

Where:           Location, for dispersal, to be determined by the Park District

When:            Schedule with Park District staff - Pick up of seeds and directions on how to make/disperse them

Who:              Scout Groups

How:              Contact Rachael West at 331-229-0171 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 2

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, Lombard

When:        8:30 am - 11 am

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, Naperville

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 3

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, Lombard

When:        8:30 am - 11 am

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 5

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 

Where:       Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, Naperville

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 8

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Willowbrook Forest Preserve, Glen Ellyn

When:        1 pm - 4 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 9

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, Lombard

When:        8:30 am - 11 am

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday  with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Maple Grove Forest Preserve, Downers Grove

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 10

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, Lombard

When:        8:30 am - 11 am

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 14

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Big Woods Forest Preserve, Aurora

When:        2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 19

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, Naperville

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 22

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday  with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve @ Glacial Ridge, Glen Ellyn

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Willowbrook Forest Preserve, Glen Ellyn

When:        1 pm - 4 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 23

 

What:         Habitat Management Morning with the Forest Preserve District of Will County 

Where:       Whalon Lake, Naperville

When:        8:00 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 10 and up: children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Complete waiver and in the OPPORTUNITY box type "4/23 Whalon". If space is still available, you will receive confirmation. 

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday  with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:      Blackwell Forest Preserve @ Nursery, West Chicago

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday  with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, Lombard

When:        8:30 am - 11 am

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday  with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Maple Grove Forest Preserve, Downers Grove

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday  with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, Naperville

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

What:         Earth Day Event Program Support with the Forest Preserve District of Will County 

Where:       Hidden Oaks, Bolingbrook

When:        11 am - 5 pm

Who:          18+

How:          Contact Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for specific times/duties

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       St. James Farm Forest Preserve, Warrenville

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 24

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, Lombard

When:        8:30 am - 11 am

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

What:         Earth Day Fair - Event Program Support  with the Naperville Park District

Where:       Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive

When:        12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Who:          Ages 14 and up; 8+ with adult

How:          Contact Angelique Harshman at 630-864-3962 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

April 25

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, Lombard

When:        8:30 am - 11 am

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 28

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Big Woods Forest Preserve, Aurora

When:        2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:         Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 29

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:      Blackwell Forest Preserve @ Nursery, West Chicago

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

April 30

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday - #1 with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, Lombard

When:        8:30 am - 11 am

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

What:         Volunteer Restoration Workday #2 with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Where:       Churchill Woods Forest Preserve @ Glacial Ridge, Glen Ellyn

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          Ages 8 an up: children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online at least 5 days before the workday

 

MAY

May 21

What:         DuPage River Sweep 2022 with The Conservation Foundation

Where:       County-wide self-coordinated stream cleanup by picking up debris in and along the local waterways 

When:        9 am - 12 pm

Who:          All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult

How:          Register online


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