Top
Welcome! To join a workday, please RSVP or contact the stewards ahead of time (see Contacts at the bottom of each event).

NOTE: All youth (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or be part of a chaperoned group (e.g. scouts, schools, etc). See our FAQs page for details.

Watersmeet Prairie Grove

Watersmeet Prairie Grove 1899 winnetka road, northfield

Named for the joining of the Middle and East Forks of the North Branch of the Chicago River, Watersmeet Prairie Grove has a wide variety of communities, from a limey, wet woods...

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

Somme Prairie Nature Preserve

Somme Prairie Nature Preserve 800 N Western Ave, Northbrook

Located in the village of Northbrook, in northern Cook County, these forest preserves span the original continuum of prairie to the west and north and savanna and woodland to the east and...

Free

Oxbow Prairie

Oxbow Prairie 6800 N Caldwell Ave, Chicago

Oxbow Prairie, formed by an old loop in the river’s course, lies northwest of Bunker Hill Savanna. This old oxbow in the Chicago River’s North Branch is a combination of low, wet...

Free