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Northeastern Illinois is rich in opportunities to get involved with plant conservation and ecological restoration. Check out some of these groups and resources:

Wild Things Community – Stewards, monitors, advocates, educators, Chicago Wilderness members, volunteers, and staff, all working together to promote and protect the prairies, woodlands, wetlands, wild yards, and natural parks of northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana, and southeast Wisconsin.

Habitat 2030 – Inspiring young people to become active stewards of the landscape.

North Branch Restoration Project – A long-time group of restoration volunteers working along the north branch of the Chicago River.

Wild Ones – Advocating for native plants in the landscape through a number of chapters in our region.

Chicago Environmental Network – A clearinghouse for environmental/conservation-related jobs and volunteer opportunities in the Chicago region.