Friends of the Forest Preserves

Friends of the Forest Preserves is the voice of a diverse community inspiring and organizing people to protect, restore, and expand the forest preserves in Cook County. Founded in 1998 by a small group of concerned citizens, Friends is now a force of thousands of committed volunteers and members. Through political advocacy, ecological restoration, and community outreach, we ensure the forest preserves will always be a source of recreation and relaxation.

As an independent nonprofit organization, they work tirelessly to safeguard and improve the forest preserves for you and generations to come.

Friends of the Forest Preserves
542 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60605