I previously posted the info below. This morning I got a better look. While this does affect the ability of traffic to cross the Metra tracks, it's actually a utility project - looks like replacement of water and sewer lines. This might take a while.
Last night I discovered a bit of construction I wasn't expecting.
Just got a CANCELLATION notice from the workday leader. :( Workday at Dan Ryan Woods is still on, so you if you want to get a dose of nature, I hope you'll go there instead.
It's great to get outdoors. Volunteers are needed onSaturday 6/10 from 10 am to 1 pm for a habitat restoration workday - invasive species removal. Light snacks and water will be available. This is rescheduled from 6/3.
Hiking boots or other boots or shoes that offer good support and traction are a good idea. When you arrive, look for volunteers along the lefthand side of the main parking lot, near the end of the parking lot. If you have work gloves, bring them, otherwise gloves will be available.
It's great to get outside. Come out and volunteer at Dan Ryan Woods this Saturday 6/10 from 9:00 am-noon for Friends of the Forest Preserves' monthly habitat restoration workday. Tools, gloves, and training provided. If you have work gloves you like, bring those. Wearing hiking boots or work boots is recommended.
Friends of the Major Taylor Trail will meet on Mon. 5/15 at Ridge Park fieldhouse (1817 W 96th St.), 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
For those who aren't familiar with our group and what we do, we are a non-profit advocacy group working to improve and maintain the Major Taylor Trail and promote its use. We have an active working relationship with the Chicago Park District, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Openlands and other non-profits and government agencies. We organize volunteer workdays, bike rides and other events.
We'd love to have your ideas and help with future events and projects. Please join us! Everyone is welcome.