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Next PAC Community Meeting 

Monday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Budlong Library

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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Family Winter Walk


Our very first Family Winter Walk takes place in the park on Sunday, December 17, beginning at 11:00 a.m. 

Meet our nature gurus at the front gate.  As they lead you around our wintery paths, they will help help you spot winter birds and animals and answer your questions.

How do different species survive in the cold? How do they hide from predators?  What do they eat?

How do you survive in the cold?

You will learn answers to these questions and more.


And don't forget to bring your camera. You never know what photo ops might come your way. Squirrels and rabbits are likely possibilities. Maybe even deer.

Information about Our Activities and Meetings 

will regularly appear here, in the kiosk, on Facebook ( and Instagram. 


Time Commitment 

As committee activities and events require varying amounts of time and effort, we trust you find a volunteer niche just right for you. Committee chairs try to keep meetings at a minimum, communicating by phone and email when possible. And they also have tasks that don't require meeting attendance. Our busy season runs from May to September with June, July and August being the high peak months. 

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