Come join the Lake Forest Open Lands' stewardship staff for an Adventure In Restoration on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon in our preserves helping to preserve and restore our precious natural areas.

Activities vary by season and might include hand weeding; seed collection, processing, and distribution; and assisting with prescribed burns and clearing woody invasive species (fall and winter months). 

Fill your life with a new noble purpose, learn new skills, and commune in nature with like-minded individuals. 

If you are interested in becoming a part of the AIR community, please email Kevin Kerrigan at

Lake Forest Open Lands offers many volunteer options including, Shaw Prairie Stewards on Saturday mornings and Eco-Crew on the first Saturday of most months October through May. Or, if you would like to help at one of our events please email We couldn't do the work we do without our many volunteers. Thank you!