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Alternative Spring Break: Cook County Forest Preserve

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The Forest Preserves of Cook County would like to invite your students to join us for a unique volunteer opportunity: Alternative Spring Break- Land Management Crew Volunteer. Please help us spread the word.

 Alternative Spring Break

Dates: Choose a week from March 7 to March 28th

Description: Spend your spring break in the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) working alongside our Land Management Crews. Learn about how the FPCC manages natural resources on our holdings, the tools used to do the job and ways we are adapting to environmental changes in a highly urbanized environment. Typical work days include invasive species removal, brush pile burning, tree care and removal, herbicide application and other general land management responsibilities.

Requirements/Duties (full list on job description): Typical work days include: invasive species removal, brush pile burning, tree care and removal, herbicide application, prescription burning and other general land management responsibilities.

Must be a college/university student enrolled in a Forestry, Restoration, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Ecology or similar major
 Needs one recommendation letter from a current professor/advisor
 Must provide own transportation to the Resource Management site
 Participants must provide own housing arrangements
 Start/end times and locations may be adjusted based on work; Saturday & Sunday work may be available if weather allows for prescription burning

Location: Four Different Locations in Cook County to choose from

How to Apply:

Go to: www.fpdcc.com/intern and click on the link for Alternative Spring Break

 

About Us

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County in Illinois, with nearly 70,000-acres, is the largest forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 40 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities. Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer plant and animal diversity on par with the rainforests of the world. This natural heritage offers something for everyone.

 

Please direct any questions about the program to Joe Swano: joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov

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Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at greenteam@oakton.edu.

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