Schedule of Events
  1. Monthly Volunteer Day - Oakland Nature Preserve
    9:00 am to noon
    Join us for a morning of invasive species removal and trail head building from our the Oakland Preserve. Volunteers should meet at the Oakland Street Entrance (across the street from the City Cemetery) for sign in and brief instructions. Plenty of parking is available in the parking lot and along Oakland Street. Volunteer workdays are family-friendly and open to everyone, no special skills are necessary. Tools, gloves, bug spray, snacks, and water will be provided. Bring your own water bottle to refill from our cooler. Long sleeves, pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are recommended for working within the woodland. Hours worked can be counted toward the SIUC Saluki Volunteer Corp and the SIUC Environmental Ambassador Award. RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary. Call 201-3774 or email director@greenearthinc.org for more information.
    20
    Oct
  2. Monthly Volunteer Day - Pyles Fork Preserve
    9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Join us for our Fall Clean Up of Pyles Fork Preserve and Creek in Partnership with Keep Carbondale Beautiful. A lot of litter accumulates within the preserve and creek throughout the year and this is one of two annual events to clean out as much as we can before it washes further downstream into the Big Muddy and eventually the Mississippi River. If the water flow is low enough we will have a few sets of chest waders for creek cleanup. Please bring your own if you have a pair and don't mind jumping in! Volunteers should meet at the Attucks Park Pavilion (400 North Wall Street) for sign in and brief instructions. Volunteer workdays are family-friendly and open to everyone, no special skills are necessary. Tools, gloves, bug spray, snacks, and water will be provided. Bring your own water bottle to refill from our cooler. Long sleeves, pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are recommended for working within the woodland. Hours worked can be counted toward the SIUC Saluki Volunteer Corp and the SIUC Environmental Ambassador Award. RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary. Call 201-3774 or email director@greenearthinc.org for more information.
    15
    Sept
  3. Event - The Pumpkin Glow
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Join Green Earth and the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale for our second Pumpkin Glow fundraiser at the Oakland Nature Preserve. Walk one of our trails at night to view hundreds of jack-o-lanterns - it's a truly magical sight! We will have games, concessions, face painting, live music, a bonfire - and all kind of family fun. A $5 donations for adults is requested for walking the trail. Are you a pumpkin-carver extraordinaire? Enter our jack-o-lantern contest for prizes! Many prizes are awarded for several categories and age classes - restaurant gift certificates, movie and theater tickets, games, toys, and treats! See the Pumpkin Glow Page for entering our contest and more information.
    26
    Oct
  4. Fall Native Plant Sale Fundraiser
    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Green Earth and Keep Carbondale Beautiful will partner to host a native plant sale just in time for fall! High quality nursery stock plants from Southernwood Gardens of Alto Pass will be available for purchase. We usually have 70+ species to offer, and typically include perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, ferns, vines, and shrubs - something for every yard. The plant sale is held in conjunction with the Illinois Indigenous Plant Symposium, but the sale is open to the public at no charge. Call 201-3774 or email director@greenearthinc.org for more information.
    06
    Oct