Conservation Corps

Conservation Corps Educates, Inspires Youth

Every year youth and adults in Cook County are recruited to participate in Conservation Corps programs that provide paid, hands-on experiences throughout the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

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Forest Preserves Experience Provides Job-Readiness Training for Cook County Youth

This summer, 50 Cook County youth benefited from a five-week paid summer internship, offered thanks to a partnership between the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Friends of the Forest Preserves and the Housing Authority of Cook County. The program, called the Forest Preserves Experience, taught participants about environmental and conservation-related careers while providing hands-on job training.

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Forest Preserve Foundation Awards 5 Grants to Support FPCC Initiatives

During the Forest Preserve Foundation’s fall grants cycle, five grants totaling nearly $130,000 in support of Forest Preserves of Cook County initiatives were approved.

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Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County