Since its establishment, the Forest Preserve Foundation has granted $1.95 million to support ecological restoration, youth leadership training, family recreation programs and tribute installations in the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Investing in the next generation

Conservation Corps


Conservation Corps internships provide paid work experiences for Cook County teens and young adults, and advance restoration goals of the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Addressing Climate Change

ecological restoration


Ecological restoration returns our natural landscapes to health while mitigating the effects of climate change.

Creating access for families

family programming


Family programming engages children and adults in activities that give them access to nature and inspire a love for the outdoors.

Celebrating memories 



Memorial tributes allow families and groups to establish a lasting remembrance that honors someone special in the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

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