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Elmhurst Park District: Great Western Prairie Work Day

July 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Happy Summer, Elmhurst Great Western Prairie Volunteers!

During this time of the year, the difference in vibrant colors and rapid growth of the native plants of the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie is a real contrast to the carefully mowed lawns surrounding our Prairie. If you stand on the gravel screenings of the IPP and look west, the burnt browns of the non-native grass on one side and the rich greens, yellows, purples and reds of the Prairie is rather striking. Might even make you think that our little slice of heaven has great value and is worthy of our endless volunteer efforts. Just maybe.

But anyhow…….

Our next volunteer work day at the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie is this Saturday, July 16 from 9:00 AM until noon. We are expecting a good sized group of volunteers on Saturday, so I ask that everyone please arrive and be ready for our orientation meeting at 9:00 AM sharp with newly signed liability waivers in hand (see attached below)! As we will be working near Berkley Ave, let’s meet at our usual spot at the bench at Illinois Prairie Path (Prairie Path Lane) and Berkley Ave. Please remember to wear work clothes (think barnyard not yoga class), long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat and sturdy shoes! Do you have work gloves and/or loppers? Bring those along as well.


Eric Keeley
Volunteer Steward – Elmhurst Great Western Prairie



Please contact Eric Keeley at  if you can come.

For more information, visit the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie  website.

Although this is not an IPPc event, send an email to  if you have any unanswered questions.


July 16, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Eric Keeley, Keith Olson