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Bluebells by Jim Kloss
Child and Dog at Easter Egg Hunt by Glenn P. Knoblock
Butterfly by Gail Peterson
Family at Island Rendezvous by Glenn P. Knoblock
Female Cardinal by Jim Kloss
Girls Volunteering by Glenn P. Knoblock
Spring Scenery by Susan Shanley
Family Flying a Kite by Glenn P. Knoblock
Highlights - Forest Preserve  Features
McKinley Woods' Spring Flower Power McKinley Woods' Spring Flower Power
Here's a look at what you can see right now in the Channahon preserve. Read More >>
[VIDEO] Hugs for Hounds [VIDEO] Hugs for Hounds
Hundreds of dogs turned out for the annual Easter egg hunt at Hammel Woods. Read More >>
Prescribed Burns: What You Should Know Prescribed Burns: What You Should Know
It's a vital tool in restoration and has many benefits when done for specific purposes. Read More >>
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Avoid Tick Bites as You Explore the Preserves Avoid Tick Bites as You Explore the Preserves
Now that nature has sprung back to life, so have some of the outdoor pests that can cause trouble for humans. Read More >>
Forest Preserve Employees Win Interpreter Awards Forest Preserve Employees Win Interpreter Awards
Two Forest Preserve District employees received awards this month from the National Association of Interpretation's Heartland Region. Read More >>
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Events and Announcements
Forest Preserve's Walking Program Kicks off May 3:
The Forest Preserve District of Will County will begin a series of "Wellness Walking Wednesdays" in May, and the program will feature a special presentation by survivalist and motivational speaker Adam Kimble on May 10 in Naperville. More

 
Soar to New Heights at Kite Fly Fest:
April's windy weather is the perfect time to go fly a kite at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's "Jammin' Family Kite Fly Festival." More

 
District Seeking Seasonal Laborers:
The District is accepting resumes for multiple Natural Resource Management Crew Seasonal Laborer positions. More

 
IDOT Installs New Old Plank Road Trail Bridge over I-80:
The new Old Plank Road Trail Bridge over Interstate 80 in New Lenox was installed in two phases this week. More

 
Do a Good Deed by Recycling Your Bicycle:
The Forest Preserve District's spring "Recycle Your Bicycle" program rolls out on April 18 and ends April 30. More

 
Forest Preserve Offers Path to Walking Fitness:
The American Heart Association (AHA) is spearheading a "Move More in April" campaign to publicize the benefits of walking. And the Forest Preserve District of Will County has plenty of walking programs and trail options to explore in 2017. More

 
Speedway Celebrates Earth Day Week with Forest Preserve Tree Donation:
Officials from Chicagoland Speedway and the Forest Preserve District of Will County planted a tree Friday, April 21, at Sugar Creek Preserve in Joliet in honor of Earth Day week. More

 
     
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