Founded in 1963 as a program of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, Openlands is one of the oldest metropolitan conservation organizations in the nation and the only such group with a regional scope. Openlands has helped protect more than…
Help Establish the Urban Forestry Advisory Board
Attend the Urban Forestry Advisory Board (UFAB) ordinance advocacy planning meeting to help pass the ordinance by moving it out of the Rules Committee.
Attend the Openlands 2020 Virtual Annual Luncheon
Get tickets for the Openlands 2020 Annual Luncheon: A Virtual Journey from the Amazon to Chicago. The luncheon is a multimedia experience celebrating extraordinary women in conservation and landscape preservation here and abroad.
Introducing the African American Heritage Water Trail
Take a look at the virtual story map that honors the remarkable stories of African Americans who settled along The Little Calumet River. The trail can be enjoyed by paddling and other means.
Openlands Get Outside Map
Discover places and ways to enjoy nature in the region with the Get Outside Map! Use the interactive map and list to search 350 parks, preserves, and natural areas open to the public. Each site includes a list of benefits and activities, a link for directions through Google Maps, and links to event calendars and other information.