Chicago Portage Site Workdays
Friends of the Chicago Portage ecological restoration workdays will be conducted on the last Saturday of every month from 9AM to Noon in Portage Woods Forest Preserve. Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and wear workclothes, workgloves and heavy boots or workshoes. Meet at the statue in Portage Woods Forest Preserve (4800 S. Harlem Ave. Lyons, IL). Call Gary Mechanic at 773-590-0710 for more information and to check on weather cancellations. For more information please visit
School and other groups are invited to visit the site to help with restoration activities or for tours and interpretive programs. Weekday group ecological restoration workdays will be conducted by Forest Preserve District staff on the last Friday of every month in 2004 from 10AM to Noon. Contact the Forest Preserve District staff at the Little Red Schoolhouse 708-839-6897 to arrange visits.