Conservation Days for Spring 2023

Our conservation workdays are on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is necessary. We do not have formal membership or dues. Just come as often as you like and help us do our small part to maintain the health of woodlands, prairie restorations and native prairie remnants. Visit this page from time to time to get updates. To receive email notifications of updates and cancellations send your email address to Larry at with a request to be added to the list.

We advise sturdy footwear and gloves at workdays. Tools are provided but personal tools are welcome.

Click to download a print-friendly PDF version of the Conservation Day Schedule for Spring 2021.

Spring 2023 Schedule


All events begin at 9:00 a.m.

March 18 - CANCELLED Lakeview Park. Park at the end of McKinley Avenue in Charleston.

March 25 - Lakeview Park

April 1 - Join Grand Prairie Friends for their April workday at Warbler Ridges. Take Route 130 south from Charleston to CR 470N and follow it about a mile to the GPF parking area.

April 8 - Fox Ridge State Park. Take the Ridgeback Road and park at the Hickory Haven parking.

April 15 - A second workday at Fox Ridge.

April 22 - Douglas-Hart Nature Center for their annual Earth Week volunteer day

April 29 - Rocky Branch Nature Preserve for our annual wildflower and warbler walk. Meet at the café at the top of the hill in Clarksville for car pooling.

May 13 - Lake Charleston. Meet at the parking at the end of the main park road.

May 20 - A second workday at Lake Charleston.

June 3 - Lafferty Nature Center. Park behind Carl Sandberg School on Reynolds Drive in Charleston.

June 10 - A second workday at Lafferty.

June 17 - Woodyard Conservation area on Lake Charleston. The entrance to Woodyard is on Route 130, 1.8 miles south of Route 16.

June 24 - A second workday at Woodyard