Community Connections

Beaubien Woods and the boat launch benefitt from a multitude of organizations who work to improve its heath and make it more available and accessible.

Forest Preserves of Cook County: Beaubien Woods and the Beaubien Woods Boat Launch are only a fraction of the nearly 70,000 acres within the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Established in 1915 to preserve and protect natural lands for the enjoyment and education of the public, the Forest Preserves include not only forests, but prairies, wetlands, and other natural landscapes—including some of the rarest and highest quality ecosystems in Illinois. Find their website here.

Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project

The Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project conducts tours and educational events dedicated to Freedom Seekers and local abolitionists who risked everything to assist escaped slaves who traveled through the area.

Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)

The MPC bridges gaps between government, community and business leaders, enabling them to more powerfully join forces and collectively improve our region. The MPC believes that strong partnerships rooted in respect, listening and trust are critical to creative, effective problem-solving.


Founding in 1963, Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich lives.

People for Community Recovery (PCR):

PCR’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of residents living in communities affected by environmental pollution. PCR educates and advocates for policy and programs in an effort to coordinate with local residents on issues of the environment, health, housing, education, training, neighborhood safety, and economic equity.

Robbins History Museum

The Robbins Historical Society and Museum's mission and purpose is to research, collect, preserve, display and educate the world of the extraordinary history of the people of Robbins, Illinois and it's historic 1931 All-Black Airport.  

We Keep You Rollin’ (Bike & Wellness Group)

We Keep You Rollin' will help create a more Livable, Sustainable and Vibrant Community. We will help increase Wellness and Quality of Life in under served communities, through Recreational Projects & Eco Therapy & Eco-Tourism on bikes.