On Saturday, Sept. 25, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Cook County Board Commissioner is co-sponsoring a workday at Harms Flatwoods with Commissioner Gregg Goslin and the North Branch Restoration Project in honor of National Public Lands Day. 

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands American’s enjoy. To learn more about this annual event, please visit www.publiclandsday.org

The Sept. 25 workday is an excellent opportunity for first time volunteers or experienced Forest Preserve enthusiasts to learn about restoration and land management practices, enjoy beautiful Harms Flatwoods, and to contribute to the community by helping to care for our public land, said Commissioner Suffredin. 

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to join in for as long as they wish to participate. All tools and supplies will be provided. The workday will be held rain or shine. 

Directions: Harms Flatwoods is located in Skokie, bounded by Golf, Harms, Old Orchard and Woods Roads; from the Edens expressway, take Old Orchard Road west and turn left on Woods Road. The workday activities will be in the southeast corner of the area. 

To register your participation,  contact Mike Gwinn at 312-603-6383 or by email at mgwinn@suffredin.org.