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By Sierra Chmela Perhaps the most anticipated event of fall is the spectacular transformation of treetops from bright green to vivid hues of red, orange, and yellow. This mesmerizing display of color is the result of fall’s shorter days. As trees receive less and less sunlight they......

September is a transition month in the Lily Pool. As the end of summer approaches, the plants put forth a final effort to bloom, set seed, and prepare for the winter. Well versed in native plants, Alfred Caldwell chose a wide range of trees, shrubs,......

Photo by Mindy Munson We’re on track to break ground on North Pond’s restoration this fall. On August 26th, the Chicago Plan Commission approved the Lakefront Protection application for our North Pond Restoration Project. This approval represented a major step in the project timeline to......

20th Anniversary of the Lily Pool Restoration Celebration, part of Open House Chicago & the Conservancy’s Fall Into the Park events season.  In honor of both the 20th Anniversary of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Restoration and the virtual component of Open House Chicago, we are celebrating the Lily Pool throughout......

By: Sierra Chmela Most Illinoisans are familiar with at least one or two varieties of milkweed. These showy plants are the only food source for monarch butterfly larvae. Consequently, our state insect will only breed near a supply of milkweed!  In July, we posted about......

Restoring Lincoln Park’s Art, Architecture, and Nature Since 1984

We are an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that identifies, preserves and enhances the natural, historical and cultural assets of Lincoln Park.

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Our experience in park restoration spans over 35 years. We have privately funded improvement projects of every size from historic buildings and monuments to natural areas, gardens and play lots – raising millions to benefit the park.

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If you like being part of a team or prefer a more solitary volunteer experience, we have a program to fit your style. We offer volunteer opportunities for any level of commitment.

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We continually strive to improve Chicago’s largest park for all who use it and for the environment that sustains it. Find your special way to support our mission.

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