Volunteer Partners

two volunteers cut buckthorn with loppers at River Trail Nature Center
Photo by Rhonda Holcomb.

Interested in partnering with the Forest Preserves of Cook County on an Ecological Stewardship project or another volunteer initiative? Contact us atvolunteer.FPD@cookcountyil.gov or 773-631-1790.

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Ecological Stewardship Partners


Centennial Volunteers

A coalition of organizations established the Centennial Volunteers in 2014 to mark the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s 100th anniversary. The Centennial Volunteers conduct ecological restoration projects in the Chicago and Calumet river basins at nine locations. One of the main goals of the initiative is to engage 6,000 volunteers, inspiring individuals to become dedicated site stewards and volunteers for the Forest Preserves.


Monitoring Partners


Additional Partners