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On Display Now in the Visitors Center

Avian Art Artists Reception
Sunday May 28, 12-3 pm

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Friends of Volo Bog 2023-2024 Scholarship winners Announced

Our Continuing College winner  is Madeline Palmquist of Naperville, a graduate of Metea Valley High School and currently enrolled at Loyola University in Chicago, studying ecology.  

Alaina Martin is the winner of one of our Entering College Scholarships.  She is currently a senior at Hyde Park Academy High School in Chicago, and plans to attend either Western or Southern Illinois University in the f

Courtney Bair is
also the winner of an Entering College Scholarship. She is currently a student at Libertyville High School, and plans to attend Purdue University.  

Congratulations to our three outstanding winners!  If you would like to meet them and hear them read their scholarship essays, please plan to come to our Friends of Volo Bog Annual meeting and Picnic on June 25th at Volo Bog.

For Additional information about our scholarship recipients please see our Scholarship page.

Madeline Palmquist


Courtney Bair


Alaina Martin

Bogs in Art Artists Invite

  • Show Dates: June 17 – July 23, 2023

  • Submit entries for consideration via email: May 17 – June 11 

  • Application

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New 3D Puzzles have just arrived, Tick Removers, water bottles & More

All Small and Medium Advice From T-shirts on sale!

50% off many old favorites to make room for new favorites.


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Volunteer and Make a Difference

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Please See our Happenings Page For Additional Information on our Events and Sales


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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.


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

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

Learn more by visiting our IDNR Websites:

And the Friends of Moraine Hills Website:

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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The Tamarack Shop

Your Purchase supports

Volo Bog State Natural Area


Your Purchase Supports
Volo Bog State Natural Area

Friends of Volo Bog

Mission Statement


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.

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