Loyola University Chicago

Retreat & Ecology Campus

Restoration Work Days

Spend Your Saturday Volunteering at LUREC

Get your community service done in the great outdoors and spend one Saturday a month in beautiful McHenry County restoring Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus.  Join us, every second Saturday of the month, for a Restoration Work Day at LUREC. We're always looking for a few good volunteers to help restore the natural areas of our Retreat and Ecology Campus.

Saturday mornings are full of restoration activity and volunteers will get a chance to:

  • clear brush (buckthorn and honeysuckle removal)
  • monitor water flow to and from artificial pond
  • collect seeds and plant native species.

After lunch (it's on the house) volunteers will help with chores on the farm.‌


Restoration Work Day Volunteer Schedule

LUREC Restoration Work Days occur on the second Saturday of every month. The volunteer session starts at 9:30 a.m. at LUREC and lunch will be served. *Please note that there will be no vans available during the summer months.


Academic Year 2019-2020
Work Day Schedule 

October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019
November 23, 2019
December 14, 2019
January 11, 2020
February 8, 2020
March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020
May 9, 2020

Please RSVP to the Restoration Club at restorationclub@gmail.com to be placed on our volunteer email list.