Support Thorn Creek Nature Center and the Preserve by Donating Funds, Donating Items and Volunteering to Help.

Donate Funds
The Capital Fund
Jim Marzuki Memorial Fund
Friends General Purposes
Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve Commission
Prairie Chapel print by Marikay Peter Witlock
Become a member of Friends of Thorn Creek Woods
Purchase Thorn Creek T-Shirts

Friends of Thorn Creek Woods is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve Management Commission is a government entity.

Donate Items
Call 708-747-6320, email us, or visit the Nature Center for the current Needs List.

Summer 2016 Needs List:

Birdseed (mix or black sunflower seed—no corn)
Suet cakes
Picture Hanging Strips—Command brand, medium size, need lots!
Stamps you saved for Audubon
1 x 2-5/8” address labels- ink jet or laser
Cases of bottled water
Plastic boxes with lids—shoe box size & medium size    
Large plastic boxes about 1.5 ft x 3 ft
Hand clippers

Volunteer to Help
Call 708-747-6320 or email us to volunteer.

Helpers for Nature Center Open Hours on Friday & Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Closed Saturday. It is vital to have volunteers to greet visitors and to do many housekeeping and office tasks – all to keep the nature center operating.

Trail Watchers are our eyes & ears on the trails.  Use the blue Trail Watchers forms or email nature center with concerns.

Trail & boardwalk building projects on our Workdays and for groups like Eagle Scouts.

Volunteers to bake and/or make soup for our events.

Assist at programs and help lead nature hikes.

Help with our fundraising!