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!

Latest Past Events

Juneteeth Paddle – African American Heritage Water Trail

On June 14th, learn about efforts to improve river quality and see the Major Taylor Bridge from the water with its mural illustrating the cycling career of the first African American international sports star. The event will be coordinated by Openlands, Forest Preserves of Cook County, and Wilderness Inquiry. Registration […]

Tree walk through Grant Park – Museum of Contemporary Photography

Learn about the trees in Chicago’s Grant Park on a tree walk with Tom Ebeling, Senior Forestry Program Manager for the Community Forestry team at Openlands. Ebeling will teach us how to identify and understand the history and needs of trees in the area. We will depart from MoCP at 6 […]

Exploring the Healing Sounds of Birds

Garfield Park Gold Dome Field House 100 N Central Park Ave, Chicago

Join us for our 'Exploring the Healing Sounds of Birds' workshop on Thursday, May 2, at Garfield Park Gold Dome Fieldhouse from 5-7 pm. Our Birds in My Neighborhood Program Coordinator for Openlands, J'orge Garcia, will lead this workshop to teach us the importance of spending time outside birding with […]

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