Category Archives: parks and public land

Spring Is Here! Chicago Conservation Corps Events and Volunteer Opportunities for April 2014

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Chicago Conservation Corps Events and Volunteer Opportunities for March 2014

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Chicago Wilderness Videos Depict Excellence in Ecological Restoration Work in the Chicago Region

Chicago Wilderness recently honored seven organizations with its Excellence in Ecological Restoration Accreditation. This series of short videos highlights the importance of ecological restoration at these specific sites and throughout the Chicago Wilderness region. Chicago Botanic Garden – McDonald Woods … Continue reading

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This Thursday: Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years (Free Event at Spertus Institute in Chicago)

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite the public to a free event this Thursday at the Spertus Institute in downtown Chicago in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ … Continue reading

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Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years: Free Event at Spertus Institute on Feb. 13

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite you to a free event in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ vision for protecting nature in the Chicago Region for the … Continue reading

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Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) Activities for January 2014

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) invites Chicago residents to give back to their communities through conservation volunteering and ecological restoration work. In collaboration with C3 volunteers and partner organizations, events and opportunities are available year round. Sample service projects may … Continue reading

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RU Reforesting Raising Funds for 2014 Conservation Expedition to Tanzania

RU Reforesting is a group of Roosevelt students who need your help in their upcoming effort to improve environmental conditions in eastern Africa. You can help them fund-raise without paying a penny! Students in Dr. Norbert Cordiero’s BIO 369 Conservation … Continue reading

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Wild Wolf Saturday!

On Saturday, October 12th, 2013, Big Run Wolf Ranch is hosting a presentation to educate and give families the chance to get up close and personal with North American wildlife. Located in Lockport, Il, Big Run Wolf Ranch is a … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Action Days!

Looking for a fun and interesting way to keep the Great Lakes looking great? If so take the time to check out the Great Lakes Action Days (GLAD)! Hosted by the Shedd Aquarium,¬†GLAD is focused on taking volunteers onto Chicagoland … Continue reading

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Chicago Botanical Artists

For those who are in tune with art and nature, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is hosting a series of get-togethers for artists of all levels to sketch native plants in and around the museum. The goal of the series … Continue reading

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