Beach Natural Area Stewardship

As the community partner to the Chicago Park District's Osterman Beach Natural Area, EEC volunteers restore and maintain natural dune and open sand habitats. These spaces allow beach-goers to discover and appreciate the beauty of nature in its many forms.


Volunteer workdays take place on Sundays, roughly every six weeks, and are led by trained Community Stewards. Activities differ by site and time of year, and can include tasks such as litter pickup, trail mulching, invasive plant removal, native plant installation, as well as nature-based activities like birding and plant identification walks. Come join us!


Follow along through our Facebook page. Sign up for the Osterman Beach stewardship volunteer mailing list on this form.



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