The Friends of Busse Woods is a volunteer group working with the Forest Preserves of Cook County, focused on protecting and restoring natural communities. Located in Elk Grove Village, Busse Woods is one of the richest and most diverse natural areas in the Preserves. Learn more about Restoration and what we do and why in this video from the Morton Arboretum.
Our volunteers have been working since 2008 to improve biodiversity and combat climate change. All year long, in all types of weather, our hearty and enthusiastic group meets twice monthly to give back to our environment and enjoy good company. New volunteers are always welcome, see our Volunteer Page for more information.
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Upcoming Events at EGVPL
Wildlife of the Forest Preserves
Wednesday, June 13 7-8:30
Learn about the many aspects of wildlife in the forest preserves.
Fire is our Friend
Thursday, June 28 7-8:30
Learn about the application of prescribed fire and how this process helps rejuvenate our forest preserves.
Fishing in the Forest Preserves
Thursday, July 26 7-8:30
Fisheries will discuss management of lakes and fishes at Busse.
Busse Woods Night Ride 8/25/18
Bike and paddle Busse at night! Registration coming soon.