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Nature and COVID-19

As we deal with the constantly changing reality of coping with COVID-19, Chicago Wilderness wants to remind you that nature is always here for you. 

Nature offers us many benefits: wondrous places for play, recreation, and exploration, as well as opportunities for learning, discovery and spiritual renewal. Healthy ecosystems also provide us essential services, such as fresh air, clean water, healthy soil, flood protection, and pollution filtering, that underpin our economy.

Most importantly, in these unprecedented times, appreciating nature--whether from a trail, your backyard, or through your window--is critical to your physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. If you do go outdoors, please follow any local restrictions that are in place. 

Here are some resources from Chicago Wilderness partners and others. 

Image courtesy of National Recreation and Park Association. 

Explore the Outdoors Responsibly

Family Activities

COVID-19 Information