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Lake Bluff Open Lands Association
Mission: The purpose of this association is the protection, preservation, restoration and management of open spaces and natural areas in Lake Bluff, IL through the use of established land-management practices, sound conservation techniques and educational activiti...
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Lake County (IN) Parks and Recreation / Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Mission: The Mission of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Board is to create and responsibly manage a county-wide system of parks and open space resources and to provide recreational, cultural, and educational programs based on these resources for the use and e...

Lake County Forest Preserves
Mission: To preserve a dynamic and unique system of natural and cultural resources, and to develop innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities of regional value, while exercising environmental and fiscal responsibility.
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Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Mission: SMC's mission is to coordinate the stormwater activities of over 90 jurisdictions throughout the county. SMC provides technical assistance, local knowledge and problem-solving skills to coordinate flood damage reduction, flood hazard mitigation, water qua...

Lake County Volunteer Stewardship Network
Mission: Preservation, restoration, education, and recreation in Lake County.

Lake Forest Open Lands Association
Mission: Lake Forest Open Lands Association is an independently funded conservation and educational organization devoted to the acquisition and stewardship of our natural landscapes, and to ensuring all generations have a meaningful, lasting connection to nature a...
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Lake in the Hills Fen
Mission: At the Lake in the Hills Fen Nature Preserve you can see nearly 500 acres of unspoiled native Illinois landscape. Over a mile of maintained trails wend through three diverse habitats: dry hill prairies, sedge meadows, and rare and beautiful fens.

Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
Mission: Lake Katherine's mission is to inspire passion for environmental stewardship and gardens in a unique urban land site and to promote environmentally sustainable choices through education, outdoor experiences, and scientific research.
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Lake View Nature Center
Mission: The Lake View Nature Center was established to serve the local community, general public, and educational institutions in seeking a better understanding of nature and its environment.

Land Conservancy of Lake County
Mission: The Land Conservancy of Lake County (LCLC) strives for the preservation, conservation, and management of open lands, natural areas, and ecosystems through full or partial interest in real property; and for increased student and citizen awareness and appre...

League for Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP)
Mission: The League for Environmental Awareness and Protection is devoted to the development of an environmentally conscious Lake Forest College student body. Through local restoration efforts, field trips, on-campus activities, and fundraisers, we are working to ...

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area
Mission: To increase awareness and appreciation for our connections to the earth and to each other through educational and social experiences in a healthy ecosystem.

Lincoln Park Conservancy
Mission: To identify, preserve, and enhance the natural, historical and cultural assets of Lincoln Park, Chicago, through restoration, management, advocacy, and stewardship to benefit the park, the public, and the environment while providing opportunities for educ...

Lincoln Park Zoo
Mission: Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.
Volunteer Opportunities

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Mission: To provide environmental education and appreciation.

Lorado Taft Field Campus
Mission: Taft's Environmental Education Program teaches an appreciation, understanding, and awareness of the natural community by studying and interacting with the natural world. Underlying a visit to Taft is the belief that learning is not only restricted to the...

Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition
Mission: Our mission is to bring together a diverse coalition of stakeholders to work together to preserve and enhance water quality in the Lower DuPage River and its tributaries.

Lurie Garden
Mission: The Lurie Garden, in Chicago’s Millennium Park, provides excellence in public engagement, education, responsible gardening practices, and stewardship of its iconic landscape design.

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