The Cook County Forest Preserves follow guidelines, including masks and social distancing, advised by the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the Illinois Dept of Public Health.
Public volunteer activities are allowed in groups limited to 25 people. Minors under the age of 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a signed waiver.
Note that some North Branch events may continue to be invitation only; this will be indicated on the Calendar.
Interested in a specific workday? Please RSVP or contact the stewards ahead of time (see Contacts at the bottom of each event).
At the center of the site is a nice oak woodland community; the northeast corner has wet oak woods with many sedges still present. Much of this site was heavily used first...
This site is an important migratory bird stop-over along the North Branch of the Chicago River. encompassing wet savanna, marsh, and mature floodplain woods dominated by swamp white oaks. Join an inspiring...