Volo Bog Boardwalk

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Note:  We Have a New Email Address


The old address, FOVB@mydb3.com is no longer active

Taking Flight

A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America with Author Michael Edmunds.  February 8, VBSNA

Bird in my Neighborhood

Call for Volunteers!

Follow the link for additional information

Visit the

Tamarack Shop

Bluebird Monitors Training Workshop

Training Saturday

March 21, 1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Registration is limited; please email dnr.volobog@illinois.gov

 or phone 815-344-1294

Photo by Mike Schmitt

Photo contest Winners


Most programs are free, donations happily accepted. Reservations may be required.

Bogs and Books

Check our our Winter selections.

  • January 11: Saving Tarboo Creek

  • Feburary 8: Taking Flight

Bird Walks

Volo Bog  State Natural Area & McHenry Dam

8:00 AM ~11:00 AM.

For Beginning and experienced birders alike.

Click Learn more for dates, sponsors and leaders.

Habitat Restoration

Moraine Hills State Park, 9:30-Noon

VBSNA, 9:30-Noon

Learn more for 2020 dates.

Volunteer Veterans Conservation Corps

*Different Generations

*Different Conflicts

*One Common Cause: Protection & Enhancing our Natural Environment

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Friends of Volo Bog  operates solely on your donations and dedication of our loyal band of volunteers.


Friends of Volo Bog is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of Volo Bog through education & citizen awareness.


Volo Bog & Moraine Hills Park has exciting volunteer opportunities available.

Volunteer and make a difference! - Please Inquire:

  • Join a Friends’ Board – openings on Friends of Volo Bog

  • Birds in my Neighborhood trainings begin January 15

  • Youth Program Naturalists at VBSNA – once-a-week on Wednesdays or Thursdays; Training March 19 & 25

  • Bluebird Monitors for VBSNA, MHSP, and other locations in McHenry & Lake Counties, training March 21

  • Volunteer Veterans Conservation Corps at VBSNA & MHSP

  • Habitat Restoration & Stewardship Team at VBSNA & MHSP

  • Adopt-a-Road at VBSNA resumes in March

Planning a Visit to the Bog

The Visitor Center is open Wednesday - Sunday from 

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

There are times when staff/volunteers are not available and hours may change on short notice