Get outside and make a difference in the Forest Preserves!


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Cook County, ILChicago, IL 60646


Do you strongly believe that we all have the responsibility to protect and care for the environment. Do you have a passion for ecology? Or, perhaps you just like to get away from the noise and hustle of the city and retreat to nature.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County offers countless opportunities for individuals, groups and families to get involved. The great work being done by volunteers year round includes habitat restoration, litter clean-ups, trail patrol, seed collecting and much more. To unlock all the ways you can help, please visit and create a volunteer profile. It takes just a minute and will get you well on your way to making an impact in the largest forest preserve district in the country.


  • Environmental Education
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

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Kids Teens People 55+ Group

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