Openlandsupdated: November 2016

Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich our lives.

Openlands’ vision for the region is a landscape that includes a vast network of land and water trails, tree-lined streets, and intimate public gardens within easy reach of every city dweller. It also includes parks and preserves big enough to provide natural habitat and to give visitors a sense of the vast prairies, woodlands, and wetlands that were here before the cities. In sum, Openlands believes that protected open space is critical for the quality of life of our region.

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Contact Openlands

Emy Brawley
Vice President of Conservation
25 East Washington Street
Suite 1650
Chicago, Illinois  60602-1708
Phone: 312-863-6250
Fax: 312-863-6251


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Wisconsin


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