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Plug Planting Volunteer Day at Indian Ridge Marsh

  • 11600 South Torrence Avenue Chicago, IL (map)

Make your way to Indian Ridge Marsh on Chicago’s Southeast Side to plant native flowers and grasses at this post-industrial site being restored by TWI, Audubon Great Lakes, and the Chicago Park District. And because it’s International Migratory Bird Day, we’ll start the morning with a bird walk to observe some of the species that are benefiting from the work volunteers have already done in recent years.

Information for volunteers:

  • Meet at 9:00 in the Indian Ridge Marsh parking lot at 11600 South Torrence Avenue in Chicago.

  • Free transportation will be available that morning on eco-friendly biodiesel shuttles provided by the Illinois Soybean Association, departing from several South Side locations. For more information on pick-up locations and times, click here.

  • Volunteers should bring water and wear long pants, long sleeves, work boots, and a hat.

  • Gloves, tools, additional water, and snacks will be provided.

  • Activities are suitable for most children over 12.

Please email us at if you plan to attend or would like more information about the pick-up locations for the shuttles.

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