Friends of the Green Bay Trail


About Friends of the Green Bay Trail

                       

The Friends of the Green Bay Rail is a Glencoe based non-profit with no paid staff.  For nearly 10 years , FGBT’s volunteers, comprised of north shore residents, have been restoring the trail’s natural savanna ecosystem for the enjoyment of all. It has become a prized recreational asset.  Volunteers are our lifeblood. With their assistance , thousands of buckthorn trees have been removed, more than 600 native trees and shrubs planted, and thousands of native plants installed. 

The trail has been certified as an Illinois Butterfly Monitoring site as as a Monarch Waystation. Its Monarch Hatchery is open each summer and is located on the trail just south of the Mary St. trail entrance.  FGBT sponsors regular trail work days and numerous community programs annually. For more information visit our website, gbtrail.org and Facebook.

Current Opportunities at Friends of the Green Bay Trail

Friends of the Green Bay Trail seeks volunteer Treasurer

The Friends of the Green Bay Trail is seeking a volunteer treasurer to manage its financial reporting, including developing accounting policies, reconciling bank statements and preparing periodic reports to the Board of Trustees. The estimated time commitment is 1-2 hours a week. A volunteer bookkeeper handles day-to-day transactions. Ideally, the treasurer would also serve on the Board of Trustees.

Share your financial and accounting skills with the Friends. Join its efforts to restore the Green Bay Trail’s natural ecology and maintain this local recreational treasure. Contact Cameron Avery, Board Trustee, at cameron@averydonaldson.com or 773-315-9951. Visit FGBT’s website, gbtrail.org, for more information about the Friends’ activities and programs.

                        

  • : GLENCOE
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Categories: Education, Environmental & Nature

Help weed, water and plant seedlings and shrubs

Volunteers are needed in summer to  weed and water newly planted areas to enable the young native plants to become established.  Other opportunities include collecting seeds and  planting seedlings and shrubs.  Volunteers are also needed to raise funds to support Friends of the Green Bay Trail.

Fundraising Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help raise funds to support the work of  Friends of the Green Bay Trail.

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