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Leap Year Volunteering in Nature

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Forest Preserves of Cook County

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested
March Workday

It's a leap year which means an extra day of volunteering in the Forest Preserves of Cook County! Take action against climate change by joining one of many volunteer ecological stewardship workdays in nature this Saturday:


Sat 2/29 (1pm-3pm) Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve https://tinyurl.com/jnsebwk

Sat 2/29 (9am-12pm) Chicago Portage https://tinyurl.com/s82bz2h


Sat 2/29 (9am-12pm) Somme Woods https://tinyurl.com/jlolaaa

Sat 2/29 (9am-12pm) Miami Woods https://tinyurl.com/rr673go

Sat 2/29 (10am-1pm) LaBagh Woods/Hernandez https://tinyurl.com/gqh3v9d


Sat 2/29 (9am-12pm) Paw Paw Woods https://tinyurl.com/u5j2zv5

More opportunities with Forest Preserves of Cook County

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About Forest Preserves of Cook County


6100 N Central Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646, US

Mission Statement

"to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future."


The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, with more than 69,000-acres, is the largest forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 40 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities. Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer plant and animal diversity on par with the rainforests of the world. This natural heritage offers something for everyone:

  • Oak woodlands and savannas
  • Tallgrass prairies
  • Native wetlands
  • Migratory fly-ways that afford spectacular birding
  • 22 dedicated nature preserves
  • 40 managed lakes and ponds
  • 7 major waterways that can be canoed or kayaked and offer glimpses of waterflow and shorebirds
  • 300 miles of marked trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing
  • Scenic spots for painting, photography or quiet reflection


We'll work with your schedule.


Cook County, ILChicago, IL 60646



  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Most workdays last 3 hours.

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