Forest Preserves of Cook County
The Forest Preserves of Cook County, with more than 68,000-acres, is the largest urban forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 40 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities. Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer amazing plant and animal diversity. This natural heritage offers something for everyone -- including those looking for a variety of short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities. Volunteers can share their skills and expertise in nature centers, at events, in wild lands and more in all parts of Cook County. Please visit our volunteer website, www.fpdcc.com/volunteer, to learn more and get involved!