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VBSNA & MHSP/McDam Welcomes our newest staff member Mike Schmeig. Mike comes to us via transfer from Chain-o-Lakes State Park, bringing a multitude to skills to round out or team of great guys. Please watch for him and extend your welcome when you see him.


2022 Scholarship Winners announced

Friends of Volo Bog Board is delighted to announce our 2022 Environmental/Natural Science Scholarship winners! Each will receive $1,000.00. As always, we had a wonderful group of applicants, and our committee expressed the wish that we had more scholarships available.

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Spencer Knapp
Katie Auyeung
Natalie Sorensen
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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.

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


Learn more by visiting our IDNR Websites:

And the Friends of Moraine Hills Website:

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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.