Citizen Scientists

Monitoring

Stewardship Opportunities 

  • Lake County Forest Preserve Site Stewards  
    Each year, hundreds of people volunteer thousands of hours in forest preserves throughout Lake County. Forest Preserve volunteers play a key role in operations and public safety, habitat restoration, cultural preservation and education. There are opportunities available for individuals and groups in a variety of settings—both indoors and out. No prior experience is required, just a willingness to help. Training is provided for all positions.
  •  Habitat 2030  
    Habitat 2030 is a group of volunteers who care about the remarkable natural areas of the Chicago region. Habitat 2030 hosts habitat restoration workdays, nature hikes and weekend camping trips, social gatherings, and educational opportunities. At workdays, volunteers remove invasive plants, gather and spread seeds, and learn about nature as they go. Habitat 2030 links interested newbies to expert mentors and are building a community where people of all skill levels can discuss local ecology, conservation, and habitat restoration issues. Everyone is welcome!