Friends of the Forest Preserves (FOTFP) is an independent non-profit organization advocating for responsible management of the forest preserves of Cook County. Through advocacy, internships, and ecological restoration we promote responsible management of the more than 68,000 acres of forest preserve land including those in the Calumet Region.
Reviving ecological stewardship at Calumet area forest preserves has been on Friends’ agenda for many years. We have an active volunteer group that meets regularly for workdays to help these special places. There are volunteer days happening every Saturday of the month.
FOTFP collaborates closely with the Calumet Stewardship Initiative to recruit volunteers and promote recreational opportunities for the forest preserves of the Calumet Region.
FOTFP also partners with CSI members to implement large scale ecological restoration projects in the region. Activities for these projects include invasive species removal and prescribed burns.
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