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Chicago Wilderness is a regional alliance that connects people and nature. More than 300 public, private and corporate organizations work together to restore local nature and improve the quality of life for all who live here, by protecting the lands and waters on which we all depend.

Recent Chicago Wilderness press releases are listed below. For additional news and event listings, visit the News and Events page. You can also follow Chicago Wilderness on Facebook and Twitter or visit the Chicago Wilderness channel on YouTube for a collection of educational and inspiring videos about our organization.

To arrange an interview with Chicago Wilderness staff about any of our four initiatives--restoring nature to health, climate action, Leave No Child Inside and promoting green infrastructure--contact Lucy Hutcherson, Director of Conservation and Communication Programs.


2014 Press Releases

Stick with Nature During Leave No Child Inside Month

Chicago Wilderness Awarded Grant to Support Mighty Acorns Program

Suzanne Malec-McKenna Named Executive Director of Chicago Wilderness

Chicago Wilderness Trust Announces New Board President

2013 Press Releases

Chicago Wilderness Announces Keynote Speaker for 2014 Congress

Chicago Wilderness Honors 19 Organizations for Conservation Leadership

Chicago Wilderness Hosts Celebrating Nature on November 6

Take Action Through the Chicago Wilderness Day of Service

Chicago Wilderness Alliance Welcomes Nine New Members

Head of McHenry County Conservation District Elected Vice Chair of Chicago Wilderness

Chicago Wilderness Region Celebrates Leave No Child Inside Month

Chicago Wilderness Awarded Grant for Barrington Leave No Child Inside Program

Chicago Wilderness Members Host Waukegan "Puente a la Naturaleza" Week

Chicago Pioneering Large Landscape Conservation 

Chicago Wilderness Welcomes New Corporate Council Members

2012 Press Releases

Chicago Wilderness Recognizes Top Conservation and Landscaping Projects

McHenry County Strategic Plan Gains State-wide Recognition

Take Action with Chicago Wilderness Day of Service

Chicago Wilderness Members Inspire Federal Investment in Region

Nonprofits and Businesses Join Forces for Chicago Wilderness

Villages Encourage Families to Spend More Time Outside

Chicago Wilderness Alliance Celebrates "Leave No Child Inside" Month

Forest Preserve District Superintendent Elected New Chair of Chicago Wilderness

Waukegan Partnership Plans to Provide Green, Healing Spaces for Their Community