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Volunteer for Nature

There are many different ways you can get involved in conservation efforts in the Chicago Wilderness region. Explore the websites of our member organizations to learn how you can volunteer and make a difference! 


Alliance for the Great Lakes


Association for Wolf Lake Initiative

Audubon Great Lakes

Backyard Nature Center

Barrington Area Conservation Trust

Campton Township Parks and Open Space

Cantigny Park

Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Ornithological Society 

Chicago Park District

Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo

Chikaming Open Lands

Citizens for Conservation

The Conservation Foundation

Faith in Place

Fermilab Natural Areas
Field Museum

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Forest Preserve District of Kendall County

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Forest Preserves of Cook County

Freedom Trails Incorporated 

Friends of the Forest Preserves

Friends of Green Bay Trail

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue-Northwest

Geneva Lake Conservancy

Glen Ellyn Park District

Glenview Park District

Go Green Wilmette

The Grove National Historic Landmark

Habitat 2030

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois Natural History Survey

Iron Oaks Environmental Learning Center

Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie

Kettle Moraine Land Trust

Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

Lake Forest Openlands

Lake County Forest Preserves

Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens

Land Conservancy of Lake County

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

Land Trust Alliance

Liberty Prairie Foundation

Lincoln Park Conservancy

Lincoln Park Zoo

McHenry County Conservation District

Morton Arboretum

Naperville Park District

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Natural Land Institute

The Nature Conservancy

North Branch Restoration Project 

Oak Brook Park District, Dorothy and Sam Dean Nature Sanctuary 

Oakbrook Terrace Community Park District

One Earth Film Festival

Out Our Front Door

Palos Restoration Project

Park District of Highland Park 

People for Channahon Parks Foundation 

Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance 

Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards

Pringle Nature Center 

Save the Dunes

Save the Prairie Society - Wolf Road Prairie

Severson Dells Nature Center

Schaumburg Park District

Shedd Aquarium

Shirley Heinze Land Trust
Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter

University of Illinois Extension
USDA Forest Service
USDI National Park Service, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Department of Energy, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Village of Riverside
Village of Schaumburg
Waukegan Park District
Wayne Park District
West Chicago Park District

West Cook Wild Ones
The Wetlands Initiative
Wheaton Park District
Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm


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