Schedule of Events
  1. Monthly Volunteer Day - Pyles Fork Preserve
    9:00 am to noon
    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.
    16
    Mar
  2. Monthly Volunteer Day - Chautauqua Bottoms Preserve
    9:00 am to 12:00 am
    Join us for a morning of invasive species removal and trail building at our the Chautauqua Bottoms Preserve. Volunteers should meet at the Chautauqua Bottoms Main Entrance (on Chautauqua Road, just west of Emerald Lane) for sign in and brief instructions. The parking lot can hold a several cars, but volunteers can also park on the shoulder of Chautauqua Road. Volunteer workdays are family-friendly and open to everyone, no special skills are necessary. Tools, gloves, 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. Cancel for T-storm and heavy rain only. 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.
    26
    Jan
  3. Monthly Volunteer Workday - location to be announced
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Join us for a morning of volunteering at one of our nature preserves. Project work typically involves invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, or litter removal. Location and project information will be posted closer to the workday. Volunteer workdays are family-friendly and open to everyone, no special skills are necessary. Tools, gloves, 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..
    16
    Feb
  4. Fall Native Plant Sale Fundraiser
    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Green Earth and The Illinois Native Plant Society 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 at John A Logan College, but the sale is open to the public at no charge. Call 201-3774 or email director@greenearthinc.org for more information.
    06
    Apr