How you can help
Dr. Tyner and Ms. Popelka were very influential in saving what was then known as Peacock Prairie. Dr. Rouffa lead the UIC part of the effort.
Individuals who know insects have many species
to find and identify.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Prairie, please do so!
You may help the prairie with:
Maintenance of native species, and the removal of nonnative species
Animal identification and inventory
General aesthetic maintenance with planting, weeding, etc.
Interpreters are employed to open and close the
facility, guide visitors around the prairie and talk about the inside exhibits when JWP is open to public.
Employees also do housekeeping and vegetation
management. Typically, we have several employees,
each with a particular day of the week as their 5 hour shift. The Interpretation Center, from the parking area.
Immediately around the outside is a garden within a concrete wall.
Interested people should contact Dr. Alan Molumby, Director by email or mail.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
845 West Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Neighbors of the Prairie have special opportunities to help, because what goes on immediately adjacent to the Prairie has an impact on it. Neighbors that remove shrubs from the border fence will help the Prairie. We thank those neighbors who have done so.