Thanks for Visiting
VOLO BOG STATE NATURAL AREA
IS OPEN AGAIN BUT...
All in-person events are cancelled until further notice. The Visitor Center remains closed. Our IDNR Naturalist is working on programs to be offered through Zoom. Please stay tuned. We'll do our best to keep you updated as the situation progresses. Meanwhile, staff are working on site and will be returning phone calls and responding to emails.
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!
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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.
Worth Saving Landmarks Contest
Vote for our very own Illinois Beach State Park. The content winner will get a $20,000 donation and and an additional $30,000 donation for endodontic services donated to their community.
Bluebird Monitors Training Workshop
March 21, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Registration is limited; please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 815-344-1294
Photo by Mike Schmitt
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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; training February 22 & March 7
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