Wild Ones Affiliate Directory–Illinois

Boone County Conservation District

603 N Appleton Rd
Belvidere, IL 61008-3007
Rock River Valley Chapter

Catatoga Green Belt Committee

PO Box 5050
Elgin, IL 60121-5050
Northern Kane County Chapter

Douglas-Hart Nature Center

dhf logo2 copy2204 DeWitt Ave East
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-4644
Illinois Prairie Chapter Member

Our founder Helen Douglas-Hart wanted to bring nature to her community. She had a vision for a place where the community could come and appreciate nature. In the 1960’s, work started on converting the 33 acre farm field into a nature preserve. Today, the Douglas-Hart Nature Center features more than 70 acres of prairie, wetland, and forest habitat. Volunteers help us with many restoration projects using plants native to the area. The nature center also provides the people of the surrounding communities the unique opportunity to learn about and discover the wonders of nature. We have over 15,000 visitors a year walking our trails or participating in nature programs. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, enjoyment and conservation of nature. Experience, Understand, Appreciate is our mission.

Ecology Action Center

EAC large202 W College Ave
Normal, IL 61761-2552
(309) 454-3169
(309) 454-7508 Fax
Illinois Prairie Chapter Member

The Ecology Action Center is the primary resource for environmental education, information, and outreach for McLean County. We educate for environmental action at our walk-in information center and through our educational programs on a variety of environmental topics.

Frankfort Square Park District

FRANKFORT SQUARE PD TALL (logo)7540 W Braemar Ln
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-3524
Will County Chapter

The Frankfort Square Park District invites you to visit our 2010 Conservation & Native Landscaping award winning interpretive garden located at our Island Prairie Nature Center. Highlighting four pre-settlement native communities, our interpretive garden connects to the larger Island Prairie park which includes a kayak/ canoe launch, walking paths and playgrounds. Our Island Prairie greenhouse propagates native plants for the 250 acres of natural areas within the 700 acres of park property.

Kickapoo Mud Creek Nature Conservancy

kickapoo1919 Limekiln Rd
Oregon, IL 61061
(815) 973-0756
Rock River Valley Chapter Member

Kickapoo exists to protect, preserve and re-naturalize the land in the Mud Creek watershed while developing environmentally considerate demonstration projects and fostering information exchange with like-minded organizations both locally and more broadly. The Kickapoo Mud Creek Nature Conservancy, meeting center and demonstration dwelling are located on approximately 60 acres straddling Mud Creek just northwest of Oregon, Illinois.

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Klehm JPG2715 S Main St
Rockford, IL 61102
Rock River Valley Chapter Member

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees. There’s beauty in every season from fragrant magnolia trees in spring and a butterfly garden in summer to the brilliant colors of fall and snow-capped evergreens in winter.  A 1.8 mile, handicapped-accessible paved path winds through the arboretum plus many secondary, chipped trails. Kids will have fun navigating the maze in the Children’s Garden. Filled with botanic  beauty, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is waiting for you to explore. For visitor information or to arrange for a tour call 815-965-8146 or visit www.klehm.org.

Oak Brook Park District Dean Nature Sanctuary

115 Canterberry Lane
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Greater DuPage Chapter Member

The Sanctuary features forty acres of restored prairie habitat, six themed interpretive gardens featuring native plants of Illinois, Gazebo Nature Observation Shelter overlooking restored prairie, Stone Council Ring, one-half mile of ADA accessible limestone trails, one mile prairie trail, fishing pier and fish rock-outcroppings on 2 acre pond, interpretive gardens featuring indigenous plants of the DuPage area, canoe launch on the Salt Creek, Salt Creek Greenway Bike Trail, gateway between DuPage County and Cook County Bike Trails. Several of the plants in the themed interpretive gardens were purchased through the Wild Ones Greater DuPage Chapter.

Roberti Community House

919 8th St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Lake-To-Prairie Chapter

Schaumburg Park District

1111 E Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60194-3648
Greater DuPage Chapter

The Nature Institute

2213 S Levis Ln
Godfrey, IL 62035
St. Louis Chapter

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens

411 Kent St
Rockford, IL 61102
Rock River Valley Chapter