Volunteer activities

Fermilab Prairie Project – Volunteer Harvest
Twice each fall the Roads and Grounds Department organizes and conducts a public volunteer seed harvesting. This has become very popular with local citizens already involved in restoration, and people who are just beginning to learn the importance of conservation activities. Typically these harvests are held in October and November. If you would like to attend please call 630-840-3303 and ask to be put on our mailing list for the next volunteer activity.

Earth/Arbor Day
Every year, the Roads and Grounds Department hosts an Earth/Arbor Day celebration. Join the Roads and Grounds Group for planting and seeding and enjoy a hot dog lunch too!

Third Thursday Volunteer Cleanup
Join the Fermilab community in a special third Thursday clean-up. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.

Habitat Restoration Group
Join volunteer stewards from Fermilab Natural Areas as they work to restore quality habitat on the Fermilab campus. Projects are seasonal and can include spring-time amphibian monitoring, summer invasive weed control, fall seed collecting, and winter invasive brush clearing. We need your help to bring rare plants and animals back to the native habitats they will call home.