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  • Annual Fund
    The Annual Fund makes our work possible. It allows us to:
    • Preserve, restore and actively manage over 800 acres of open space - rare savannas, woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and lakeshore ravines.
    • Provide six distinct nature preserve for everyone to enjoy and explore with over 13 miles trails open every day of the year.
    • Educate over 3,000 children annually through our environmental education programs.
  • Center for Conservation Leadership
    The Center for Conservation Leadership Program is a unique year-long environmental education program. In it, you will develop an understanding of important conservation issues while having fun with new friends.
  • Membership
    Memberships cover all members of your household. (Please scroll down to see all levels of membership.)
  • Sponsor An Intern!
    Help plant the seeds today!
  • Tuesday on the Trail
    We offer guided hikes each Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. at a different LFOLA preserve. One of our experienced field educators will lead a small group on an interactive tour, highlighting the specific habitat, plants, trees, animals and birds that call the preserve home.

    Each hike will have a different focus and we will go in all seasons as the preserves are active, beautiful and alive throughout the year! While these hikes are free and open to all ages, we ask that you register ahead of time to reserve a spot. The groups will be kept small to enhance individual engagement and to adhere to safety precautions. Current COVID protocols observed; bring a mask!