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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).

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...

Bunker North Flatwoods

Bunker North Flatwoods 6600 West Harts Road, Niles

Bunker North Flatwoods gets its cathedral-like character from the large old pin oaks that dominate the canopy. Join the North Branch Restoration Project and Centennial Volunteers as we restore this oak woodland...

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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...

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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...

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Somme Prairie Grove

Somme Prairie Grove 1714 Dundee Rd, Northbrook

Somme Prairie Grove is a mosaic of prairie, savanna, and woodland. Flowers and grasses such as purple milkweed, cream gentian, bottlebrush grass, and Joe Pye weed contribute to its high quality. Indian...

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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,...

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