West Ridge Nature Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

Above in 2015: West Ridge Nature Prark's September grand opening.

We Strive to Protect and Enhance

the Native Biodiversity of the Preserve

for People and Wildlife.

Our Members and Volunteers

Advocate, Educate and Work. 

Nature Park Walk-in Entrance 

at 5801 N Western Ave

(Intersection of Ardmore & Western)

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOG AT HOME. We love your dog but not in West Ridge Nature Park.  To protect native wildlife, ALL Chicago nature parks have a "no dog" policy.

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Moving into the New Year

New Officers:  Our new officers - all  seasoned volunteers - bring knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to upcoming activities, events and monitoring. 

Congratulations to Jim Hanna, President; Ruth Giles Ott, Vice President; and Jeanne Robinson, Secretary. And a thank you to members who participated in the nominating and voting process.

As we look forward to a new, more "open" year, consider volunteering. Many opportunities exist. Sign up on our Contact page or contact our Program and Education Chairman directly at [email protected]@comcast.com.

State of WRNP Environment: The comprehensive Stewardship Report provides a foundation for 2022. To learn more about successes and challenges, please go to the Environment Page.

Activities: We've added a few activities this year, including monthly winter workdays and our new Dear Human audio 'walk. No weather is too cold if you're dressed for it, so join us. The number of activities will increase as the weather warms. See our Activities Page for an up-to-date listing. 

Meetings: Our meetings continue to take place on Wednesdays at 7:p.m. every odd-numbered month and we try to keep them under an hour. While currently on Zoom, we hope to gather at Greenbriar Field House or Budlong Library in the near future. To request the sign-in link prior to a Zoom meeting, go to [email protected] 

Information about Our Activities and Meetings 

will regularly appear here, in the kiosk, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/park568/) and Instagram.