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Event Calendar

Spring Preserve Challenge

Event Information

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact Phone: 815.727.8700

Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event Details

The Spring Preserve Challenge runs from Saturday, May 1, through Monday, May 31, at all the Forest Preserve District's visitor centers and preserves.

Please note: Masks are required for all in-person, indoor and outdoor program participants, with the exception of those younger than 2 years old and those with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing one, per state guidelines.

Shake off the rust and dust off your hiking boots by taking part in our first-ever monthlong, self-guided preserve challenge. Try your hand at everything from birding and nature photography to kayaking. No matter your hobbies or interests, you can complete different exercises and activities in select preserves as part of a fun challenge centered around reconnecting with nature!

Visit our Spring Preserve Challenge page to participate. Those who complete the challenge by tackling 15 or more activities will receive a Spring Preserve Challenge giveaway.


Event Requirements

No registration is required. 

Visitor centers are accessible. Trails are either asphalt or limestone, and are located along natural surfaces and across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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