Volunteer Opportunity in Nature!


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Skokie LagoonsTower Road & Forestway DriveWinnetka, IL 60093

Volunteers help remove invasive plants and replace them with native plant plugs. The forests of Skokie Lagoons are a unique place to discover on your own or with a group.


BackYard Nature Center connects children and adults with the wonders of nature in New Trier Township. The organization provides habitat restoration and educational opportunities at the Skokie Lagoons, local parks, and schools, as well as opportunities for children to engage in unstructured nature play. Skokie Lagoons is a network of forest, artificial lagoons, channels, and islands that winds along the Edens Expressway between Winnetka, Northfield, and Glencoe. Volunteers work to restore healthy habitat at the Lagoons by removing invasive species; conduct educational nature hikes; assist teachers in creating learning opportunities in nature; facilitate nature-based play programs; and support marketing and administrative initiatives. For more information about volunteering with BackYard Nature Center, please visit our website, backyardnaturecenter.org


  • Database Administration
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Content Management Systems
  • Public Relations
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
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