Forest Preserve Foundation events offer a great way to get outdoors, support the Foundation's mission, and meet other people, like you, who value the natural wonders of the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Upcoming Events 2018


Conservation Cup, Thursday Sept. 13, 2018
George Dunne National Golf Course, 16310 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Join us for our annual golf outing fundraising event at the beautiful George Dunne Golf Course. All proceeds will go directly to the Forest Preserves of Cook County to support their most critical initiatives.

Contact us if you want to attend a friendraiser and hear more stories of our impact.

2017 Events

Regional Ecology Gatherings

Meet with Forest Preserves Ecological Stewardship Volunteers, Regional Ecologists, Project Managers and Volunteer Resources staff.

REGISTER for one of the upcoming opportunities listed below. If you do not have an FPCC volunteer profile, then send an email to to secure a spot.

The tentative schedule is to gather for about 30 minutes to talk about regional common issues and answer questions, etc. Afterward, everyone will walk the site with the local Site Steward and the Regional Ecologist to get a firsthand look at specific site issues, successes and volunteer accomplishments.

  • Saturday, July 22                  9-11 a.m.                  Thatcher Woods    (Central)
  • Saturday, Aug. 19                  9-11 a.m.                  Orland Grasslands (South)
  • Saturday, Sept. 16                 9-11 a.m.                  Harms Woods   (North)         
  • Sunday, Sept. 24                    9-11 a.m.                  Carl Hansen     (North West)

Arbor Day, Saturday April 29, 2017
Bunker Hill, 6800 N Caldwell, Chicago, IL

Enjoy tree plantings, tree-caching, scavenger hunts, art projects, tree ID and more. Foundation donors who have given a memorial gift to the Forest Preserve Foundation to honor a loved one will be recognized at the Arbor Day celebration.


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