There are many ways to help protect the nature you love with Openlands. Whether your teacher that wants to teach outside, a government agency that wants to improve your greenspace, or a property owner interested in planting native, there are opportunities to connect with nature and your community.
TreeKeepers work throughout the region to keep trees healthy, administering proper care and promptly recognizing and reporting harmful pests.
Shop Openlands Native Tree and Plant Sale
Apply for the Openlands TreePlanters Grant to plant trees in your neighborhood with your community.
The ComEd Green Region Program awards grants to public agencies supporting their efforts to plan for, protect, and improve open space in ComEd’s service area of northern Illinois.
Building School Gardens supports gardens at Chicago Public Schools to improve campuses as vital open space and educational resources.
Volunteer with Birds in my Neighborhood and organize in-class lessons, bird walks, and field trips.
Looking for information or advice as you incorporate conservation-friendly practices into your landscape? We can help.