The Buckthorn Stops Here

Volunteer stewards working in Somme Woods are restoring a now-rare natural oak woodland. Hundreds of species of mostly rare plants (and, indirectly, animals) are benefitting. Hundreds of people contribute annually as volunteers. Many schools and day-to-day visitors enjoy, study, and appreciate the conservation importance of these increasingly beautiful woods. The Forest Preserve staff helps, but they are spread thin.

We have been challenged to match a grant which would help us pay for a crew of young professionals to help with some heavy lifting (for example, chain-sawing of invasive brush). As a part of our total goal of $7,000, we hope that this GoFundMe campaign could get the ball rolling to the tune of $2,000 by December 31.

Hundreds of volunteer stewards and thousands of plants and animals would appreciate your contribution so much. So, we think, would the Planet.
  • Lauren Umek 
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
  • Mike Saxton  
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Phillip Elcock 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Mike Zarski 
    • $140 
    • 33 mos
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Fundraising team: Somme Woods Community (2)

Linda Masters 
Organizer
Raised $100 from 2 donations
Chicago, IL
Friends Of The Forest Preserves (Fotfp) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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Eriko Kojima 
Team member
Raised $400 from 7 donations
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