Calling all kids and families! Join us for a fun fall volunteer project with Lake Forest Open Lands.
We’re excited to roll up our sleeves to help enhance sections of the ravine and beach front property at McCormick Ravine Woods Nature Preserve located on Sheridan Road in Lake Forest, IL. The cleanup efforts will be organized and managed by Lake Forest Open Lands’ land restoration manager and Whole Foods Market Deerfield. The volunteer activities taking place at McCormick Ravine will include trash removal, trail improvements, non-native species removal, bluff restoration and native species plantings. Approximately 75% of the work is removal of trash. This will be a family friendly, 2 hour project with tasks for everyone 2 and up.
Below, please find a volunteer job description and a list of items that may be helpful to bring on the day of the project. It's our goal to make your experience fun, uplifting, and kid-friendly. This is an opportunity for customers, team members, and kids to partner together in service to our community. We'll have plenty of tasks and games on site for little ones whose attention may wander. The best part is being all together!
Also, well have a magical build-your-own salad-bar for kids and grown-ups, plus all the fixings. Join us in modeling the fun of "eatin a rainbow" in honor of the Whole Kids Foundation! Please join us for a fun-filled day of service and inspiration as we celebrate healthy communities and healthy eating together!
Marketing & Community Outreach Specialist
Learn more about Lake Forest Open Lands at http://www.lfola.org/
VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION:
(ages 2 -65+)
- Trash removal
- Trail improvements
- Non-native species removal
- Bluff restoration and native species plantings
SUPPLIES TO BRING IF YOU HAVE THEM:
- Extra gloves
WHAT TO WEAR:
- Layers if it's a cloudy day
SNACKS & HYDRATION
- Please bring water bottles and water
- Please bring snacks if needed
- We will have moderate activities for children ages 5 and under if the need to play strikes: however, if you know your little one would enjoy something special, please bring it along to share!
- We ask that each volunteer bring a signed copy for themselves, and any children, to our project so that we can all stay safe. That form will be available on- site and can also be emailed to you at your request.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Directions from the South:
Drive North on rte. 41, turn right on Old Elm Road. Turn left on Sheridan Road. Turn right into the entrance of McCormick Ravine, just North of Fort Sheridan. It’s a gravel drive with a gate. If need be, unlock the gate and park in the lot.
Directions from the North:
Drive South on Route 41, turn left at Westleigh Road. Go South on Sheridan Road. Turn left south of McCormick Road into the entrance of McCormick Ravine. It’s a gravel drive with a gate. If need be, unlock the gate and park in the lot.
Where can i contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Cheri.Endler@wholefoods,com or call 847/444-1900
Can i update my registration information?
Absolutely! Just log back into your registratioin and make any changes needed
Do i have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can if you like , but we'll also have a check in sheet printed so you can save a tree and not bring your printed ticket if you prefer!
When & Where
Hosted by Whole Foods Market Deerfield
Whole Foods Market Deerfield is proud to partner with Lake Forest Open Lands throughout the year. Deerfield is a beautiful town with a quaint central shopping district, many unique shops and restaurants. Within a short drive from major Chicagoland family destinations, our store offers the perfect spot to meet a friend for a cup of organic coffee and a freshly baked muffin, to bring the kids, or to experience new and unique foods that you can only find at Whole Foods Market. Choose from an array of international specialty cheeses, fabulous local and artisanal products, Fair Trade products, bright, organic produce, or from our extensive vitamin and body care departments, among much more. We’re excited to assist you and to give you the highest quality natural and organic products available to complement your healthy and holistic lifestyle. We invite you to check out our great events all fall! For a store calendar, click here
See you at the Clean Up!