Get Involved

Get involved with Friends and help us care for some of our state’s most precious lands, Illinois Nature Preserves and Land and Water Reserves. Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves is continuing to grow and we need more friends in every community to help with outreach, advocacy, and community building. Please send us any ideas that you have for these or share how you want to contribute.

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer survey or email us at connect@friendsilnature.org so we can connect you with resources and to stewardship events.

Lastly, be sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter so you can stay up-to-date on the latest ways to support the Illinois Nature Preserves!


A group of volunteers gather together while carry equipment to complete a prescribed burn.

VolunteerING & EVENTS

Stewardship days are one of the main ways volunteers accomplish tasks. They are a great way to get some exercise, have fun, learn something new and see if you’ve got what it takes to enjoy restoration. Come join us for a workday to see for yourself.

Two volunteers wearing face coverings walk through a prairie to collect native plant seeds.

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Check out the the latest news stories highlighting the dedicated volunteers and incredible biodiversity of the Illinois Nature Preserves!