Service Day and Tree Jamboree

October 20, 2018

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Conservation World (State Fairgrounds)


Scouts, 4-H members and organizations looking for public service hours are invited to a special service day and tree jamboree hosted by Trees Forever, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Arborists Association at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources headquarters (Conservation World).


Volunteers are needed to help install interpretative signs on the state fairgrounds at Conservation World on October 20. The installation project is part of an afternoon of fun and educational activities. 


The Jamboree will also include various learning stations with topics including tree care and mulching, foods from the forest, Smokey the Bear frisbee toss, a natural resource hike and other outdoor activities. Many of the stations are designed to help Scouts earn merit badges and teach 4-H members about various forestry topics.


Groups are encouraged to bring spades/manual post hole diggers, gloves, and to dress for outdoor work. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and a free lunch from Nuthatch Hill BBQ Co.


Registration is required and must be received by October 17, 2018. Participants are encouraged to register early in order to guarantee their t-shirts. To get an application form, please contact Reinee Hildebrandt, IDNR Division of Forest Resources by emailing or calling (217) 785-8771.



These new signs in the IDNR Conservation World Famous and Historic Arboretum and Tree Trail will tell the story of the tree and its relationship to fame or history and provide information on tree species and tree care.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to October 27. The decision to reschedule will be made by October 19 at 5 p.m. and will be communicated right here on this webpage.