Openlands Events and Volunteering Opportunities

Explore our upcoming opportunities below.

Openlands Annual Luncheon

Join Openlands on October 17, 2024, for the 2024 Annual Luncheon, where we unite under the banner of “Conserving Nature for Life.” This premier event is consistently recognized as the number one gathering of the conservation community in the region.

Get Involved with Trees

View our list of upcoming tree events and volunteer opportunities including tree inventorying, mulching, pruning, planting, and more. TreeKeepers and tree advocates welcomed!

Break It Down: Decomposer Exploration

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center 9800 Willow Springs Road Willow Springs, Chicago, IL, United States

Join the Green Teacher Network (GTN) on Friday, July 26, as we explore the transformative magic of decomposition! At this hands-on professional development, you will build a worm composting bin, learn how to grow mushrooms and take a guided forest walk to look for decomposers. You will leave the workshop […]

Water Therapy and Ecological Themed Paddle at Kickapoo Woods

Kickapoo Woods

Join us on August 24 for an aquatic health-themed paddle with Friends of the Chicago River, and Openlands at Kickapoo Woods in Riverdale. Free event, but registration is required.  Two paddling shifts will be available: Noon to 2 pm 2 pm to 4 pm More details coming soon!  

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