This is the best way to get involved. As the seasons change, the emphasis shifts. We may be planting, weeding, mulching, or seed gathering or sowing. For the 2021 season our typical workdays will be every Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 plus the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:30. (Workdays may be cancelled in case of inclement weather and for other reasons.)
COVID-19 UPDATE: To comply with state and local guidelines, face masks and social distancing are now required while working at the Bird Sanctuary. Preregistration is also required to limit group size. Contact us for more information or to sign up for a workday.
Watering our new seedlings on the beach has been called a Zen-like experience. This is critical during the hot summer months. Early mornings or late afternoons are best. We are fortunate that the City of Evanston provides water. You can help us get the water to our plants. If you wish to help water plants during the dry summer months, contact David Pelzer (email@example.com).
We need volunteers to conduct bird monitoring, an essential part of caring for the sanctuary. Gathering and reporting accurate data is critical in assessing our effectiveness. We welcome participation in our official monitoring group early in the morning during migration. (Contact Suzanne Checchia, firstname.lastname@example.org) You can help any time of day by spotting birds from just outside the fence. Please post your sightings on eBird - https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3615041