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Messenger Woods Nature Preserve Habitat Restoration

The information below is provided to keep you informed about the Forest Preserve District of Will County's ongoing or recently completed land acquisition, restoration and development projects.

Project Type: Restoration

Project Status: In Progress

Project Location: The project is located at Messenger Woods in Homer Glen.

Project Description: Ongoing management activities, including prescribed burn management, invasive species control, enrichment seeding, and erosion repairs are being funded by the O'Hare Modernization Mitigation Account administered by Openlands for up to an additional five-year period (until approximately 2019). 




The Forest Preserve District is dedicated to protecting, conserving, enhancing and promoting Will County's natural heritage for the educational, recreational and environmental benefit of present and future generations.


Bringing People and Nature Together


The people of Will County will view the Forest Preserve District as vital to enriching their quality of life.

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