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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).

Harms Woods East

Harms East Forest Preserve 265 Harms Road, Morton Grove

Harms Woods East is a mixture of upland woods, floodplain and wet woods lying east of the Chicago River. Work at this part of the site began in 2012 with brush removal...

Free

Labagh-Hernandez Woods (by invitation)

Labagh-Hernandez Woods 5275 N. Cicero, Chicago

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...

Miami Woods and Prairie

Miami Woods Forest Preserve 8200 N Caldwell Ave, Niles

The Miami Woods Forest Preserve covers 112 acres stretching along the west side of the North Branch of the Chicago River from Oakton Street northward to Dempster Street.  It is bounded on...

Free

Somme Woods South

Somme Woods South 1625 Ferndale Ave, Northbrook

  Somme Woods South Parking for these workdays is on a residential street. See below. To volunteer or for more information contact:  Linda Masters For workdays at Somme Woods South, park only on the south...

Free