Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve

open woodland at Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve
Photo by Irina Hynes.

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Location & Things to Do

Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve

Illinois Nature Preserve: This land is designated as one of the highest quality natural areas in the state by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. This status includes increased levels of legal protection and management. Learn more on the Illinois Nature Preserves Page.


Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

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Volunteer Opportunities

First Sunday of every month. Cutting brush, pulling weeds, or collecting seeds, depending on season and weather. All ages are welcome, and all levels of experience—including no experience—are welcome. Bring work or garden gloves if you have them, wear sturdy shoes, and dress for the weather and the outdoors.