What You Can Do 

What can you do to get involved?

  • Explore. Go outside and explore the unique landscapes of the Chicago Wilderness region.

  • Attend Congress. Join representatives of Chicago Wilderness member organizations, students, educators, volunteers, corporate representatives, and community partners in a dynamic exchange of ideas, success stories, and lessons learned.
  • Attend our Benefit. Join the conservation community for a cocktail reception and awards dinner to celebrate some of our finest efforts to restore natural landscapes in our region. 
  • Volunteer. Find the right opportunity for you by exploring options for various skill and experience levels.
  • Speak Out for Nature. Vote for bond referenda to support the acquisition and restoration of natural areas. Let your elected officials know that protecting and restoring nature is important to you.
  • Garden for Nature. Create beautiful, easy-to-maintain native flower beds and gardens while building habitat for native birds and butterflies.
  • Living with Wildlife. Learn how to help injured wildlife, avoid negative wildlife encounters, and help preserve and protect the native species of the region.
  • Donate. Help protect the lands and waters on which we all depend. 
  • Stay informed. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.
  • Attend Upcoming Conservation Conferences. Scientific, conservation and restoration conferences around the country.
  • Join our community. Be the first to know about exciting updates in conservation and network with our community. Visit us on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.