Stewardship Work Days

Anyone wishing to participate must RSVP to Stewardship Coordinator Pete Jackson. Pete will send you directions and specific instructions for the day.

Email: Pete Jackson, Stewardship Coordinator
Call with Questions:  224-612-1803

The following workdays are tentatively scheduled for this coming season. Locations are to be determined. Watch this page for details!

 Please note:  Any last minute changes due to weather, etc. will not be posted here.  Make sure that you are on Pete’s phone or email list to get the most up to date changes.

Tuesday March 21, 2023
9 a.m. – Noon

Saturday April 15, 2023
9 a.m. – Noon

Saturday May 13, 2023
9 a.m. – Noon

Sunday June 4, 2023
9 a.m. – Noon

If you are under the age of 18, you will need to bring a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.  This is a different waiver form than the one we have used at other, non-refuge sites, and it is a bit complicated, but as long as we get the signature of a parent or guardian you will be fine.

Work Site Notes:

Blackmon Tract:

Please DO NOT try to pull in on the West side of Route 12 – there is no on-site parking.

Blackmon Parking

Parking is available directly across from the Blackmon site on the east side of Route 12. Park in the Richmond Village Hall lot, 5601 Hunter Dr. The site’s entrance driveway is located on the west side of Route 12, just west of the McHenry County Conservation District’s Prairie Trail. Take care crossing busy Route 12. The entrance will be marked with a ‘Hackmatack Workday’ sign. 

Tamarack West Tract:
This site is located on the south side of Tryon Grove Road 1.2 miles west of the intersection of Routes 12 and 31 in Richmond, IL. A map to the Tamarack West site from the intersection of Routes 12 and 31 is here: The entrance will be marked with a ‘Hackmatack Workday’ sign.

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