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IDNR’s Gator Good Award recognizes employees who have stepped up selflessly for the greater good of the agency and its constituents.
VOLO BOG STATE NATURAL AREA IS OPEN!
Keeping everyone save during COVID-19 - our protocols:
Non-vaccinated people are expected to continue wearing a mask in our buildings including outhouses, as well as outside when not able to be six feet from people you don’t live with.
Of Bogs & Books book discussion, our FOVB Board Meetings, and some other programs are being held via Zoom.
The Visitor Center is open Wednesday - Sunday as Staff & Volunteers are available.
Contact us at or IDNR site staff at or 815-344-1294.
Patrons are encouraged to call IDNR’s Parks administrative line Monday through Friday at 217-782-6752 with questions that pertain to other parks.
Please stay well!
Friends of Volo Bog
The Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Winners
Entering College Scholarships this year are Ava (Gracie) Benstine & Irena Hong
Continuing College Scholarship is Samantha Garcia
Past winner? Please share your updates with us. Email
Friends of Volo Bog operates solely on your donations and dedication of our loyal band of volunteers.
Please follow the link and click on the donation button to donate. Thank you!
Friends of Volo Bog is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of Volo Bog through education & citizen awareness.
The Boardwalk is Open!
Temporary repairs have been made to the Volo Bog Boardwalk allowing for walking the loop without a guide. But ONE-WAY traffic is required. We continue our tours as always and are delighted to be able to show you the WHOLE BOG!
Volunteer and make a difference! - Please Inquire:
Join a Friends’ Board – openings on both Friends of Volo Bog and Friends of Moraine Hills State Park boards
Docents & Bog Naturalists at VBSNA once-a-month on weekends
Youth Program Naturalists at VBSNA – once-a-week on Wednesdays or Thursdays
Volunteer Veterans Conservation Corps at VBSNA & MHSP
Habitat Restoration & Stewardship Team at VBSNA & MHSP
Adopt-a-Road at VBSNA
Planning a Visit to the Bog
Normally, 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
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Friends of Volo Bog
The mission of the Friends of Volo Bog is;
To promote citizen awareness of the natural heritage of Volo Bog State Natural Area through the support of education and special events.
To help with the acquisition of property, if needed.
To help insure the continued care and preservation of Volo Bog State Natural Area as a natural historic site.