About Friends of Crow Island Woods

Friends of Crow Island Woods is committed to protecting, maintaining, and sharing this jewel of the Winnetka Park District by:

  • enabling more people to enjoy the Crow Island Woods through events, educational materials and programs
  • helping the WPD pursue their five-phase stewardship plan, maintaining the trails, planting and caring for new trees, sowing wildflower seeds, and removing invasive species
  • raising money to help accomplish these goals.

If you’re interested in any of these things, please join our mailing list.

Fun at Crow Island Oaktoberfest!

Many “Friends of Crow Island Woods” — both young and old — enjoyed our Oaktoberfest October 15th.  There were tours of the wooded paths with a trained naturalist, family-friendly nature activities, as well as lots of information about oak trees, and the other animals and plants that live in the woods.

Many visitors picked up materials from Go Green Winnetka, the Winnetka Parks Foundation, and the Village of Winnetka.   15 attendees went home with an Oak seedling to plant in their own yard, and we planted one in the woods!

Thanks to our event partners for their support:

BackYard Nature Center

Go Green Winnetka

Winnetka Historical Society