Get Involved

Do you know there is a National Natural Landmark in Chicago’s south suburbs?
It is called Gensburg-Markham Prairie and is located in Markham, IL, along with 3 other sites that are collectively known as The Indian Boundary Prairies. In the midst of suburbia, you can discover wild Illinois!

If you spend most of your life indoors sitting in a chair while shuffling papers or banging on a keyboard, you may feel the need to be more connected to nature.

Joining The Friends of the Indian Boundary Prairies in working to restore the natural treasures of the area will help you develop a sense of connection to the land, and help you understand the rare beauty of Illinois that is right next to your own backyard. In restoring nature you may also restore yourself.

How to Get Involved

Come to a prairie workday, a meeting of The Friends, or a special event. Just take a walk on one of the prairies and see what Illinois looked like before the invention of the lawn mower.

Membership in The Friends of the Indian Boundary Prairies is free and open to anyone who shares in our purpose of preserving and restoring the Indian Boundary Prairies, no experience is necessary.

The Indian Boundary Prairies are supported by