Our Mission

The Dunning Read Natural Area Park Advisory Council is a volunteer group of community members who are passionate about the DRNA. The group’s mission is to support the Chicago Park District in restoring and preserving this natural area to provide a quality habitat for diverse native plants and wildlife as well as opportunities for access, education, and recreation for the entire community.

Our Board

Brian Stevens - President | Erika Street Hopman - Vice President | Jeff Daube - Secretary | Ethan Yehl - Treasurer | Mary Joyce - Director

 The park advisory council board meets monthly at the Dunning Library. Open community meetings are held quarterly. Meeting minutes and bylaws can be found online. Check out what we discussed in our last board meeting.

Volunteer With Us

Volunteer workdays are held at the DRNA from 9am-12pm on the third Saturday of every month. Activities include clearing invasive species, beautification, litter clean up, and other projects.

Are you interested in getting involved or being added to our email list? Want to share your thoughts and ideas or ask questions? Please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.