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Welcome to the North Branch Restoration Project

Join us in the inspiring work of protecting and restoring rich diverse nature in the Cook County Forest Preserves!

Interested in a specific workday? Please RSVP or contact the stewards ahead of time (see Contacts at the bottom of each event).

Forest Glen Woods

Forest Glen Woods Forest Preserve 5420 N Forest Glen Ave, Chicago

An important corridor for migratory birds, Forest Glen is part of the Lower North Branch Preserves. This unique woodland, savanna, and floodplain ecosystem needs help from our volunteer community to remove invasive...

Free

Somme Woods

Somme Woods 1714 Dundee Road, Northbrook

Somme Woods has bur and white oak savannas and woodlands with massive old oaks, open marshes, and ephemeral ponds. Rich with native plants and animals, the savannas and woodlands are being restored to...

Free

Bunker Hill Savanna

Bunker Hill Forest Preserve 6800 Caldwell Ave, Chicago

Winding west and north along the bluff above the Chicago River, the bike path runs through the Forest Preserve known as Bunker Hill Savanna and Sidney Yates Flatwoods . Bounded by Caldwell,...

Free

Linne Prairie

Linne Prairie 8874 Lehigh Ave, Morton Grove

Linne Prairie is a different site from the rest of the North Branch preserves. The area was used as temporary storage for a huge pile of limestone excavated for the deep tunnel...

Free