Donate to make a difference. Build the region’s climate resiliency. Introduce children to the joys of nature. Create urban green spaces. Preserve rare ecosystems.
As an Openlander, you provide essential unrestricted support, enabling us to ensure the protection of open, natural spaces close to where people live in the greater Chicago region. Your support at any level allows Openlands to continue connecting people to nature. Below are some examples that represent the impact of your generosity. Donors at the $1,000 level and above are members of the Openlands Leadership Circle and will be invited to join us annually at exclusive events.
Help keep the Get Outside Map free for all to use and discover the natural treasures of our region.
Contribute to the cost of training a volunteer TreeKeeper who prunes, mulches and maintains neighborhood trees.
Support the acquisition of seeds and plants to restore native prairie that provides habitat for endangered or threatened species.
Help provide supplies for school garden workshops.
Your support at the Naturalist level introduces students to bird watching as a way to enjoy nature close to home by supporting Birds in My Neighborhood.
Your support at the Arborist level contributes to planting and caring for trees in communities with low tree canopy.
Your support at the Climatologist level educates students about climate change by supporting curriculum workshops for teachers.
Your support at the Ecologist level helps protect the shoreline and the rare ravines of the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Lake County from erosion.
Your support at the Conservationist level helps contribute to the purchase of land to help make the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge a reality.