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Buzz on over to Plum Creek for this year’s ‘Bee a Beekeeper!’ course

Learn all you need to know about beekeeping during six weekly sessions.

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Search for regal raptors at Forest Preserve’s ‘Eagle Watch on the River’ program

The program will run for two weekends, Feb. 1-3 and 8-10, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center.

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Winter Weather May Impact Preserve Openings

For the public’s safety, some preserves may remain closed immediately after a snow event as District staff work to plow the roadways to make travel less hazardous.

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Meet 18th-century fur traders at Louis Joliet Mall

Two Forest Preserve interpretive naturalists will portray life in the 1700s at Carson's Court.

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Ice, ice baby: Q&A with 'Snow Day Fest' ice carver

Ice man Reynaldo Clemente will whip up a frozen work of art at Plum Creek Nature Center on January 20.

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Cardinal photo swoops in for photo contest win

Homer Glen resident John D' Agostino's photo of a northern cardinal at Isle a la Cache took top honors in the competition.

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Winter closure begins Jan. 15 at Monee Reservoir Visitor Center

The Monee Reservoir visitor center is closed starting January 15 and will reopen on March 1.

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I&M Canal Trail in Lockport reopens after soil remediation work

Bicyclists and pedestrians can now travel along the stretch of path that closed in early November.

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Vote for Your Favorite 2017 Preserve the Moment Photo

Voting is open on Facebook now through January 10.

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Forest Preserve Joins 'Salt Smart!' Effort to Keep Chloride Out of the Environment

Follow these tips to keep local waterways healthy.

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Celebrate the New Year by subscribing to 'The Citizen'

Each week the free, online newsletter offers valuable information about Forest Preserve programs, events and projects as well as nature and history.

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Cardinal Rules: Snow Bird Tops December Photo Contest

The bird shot bested the competition to become the eighth finalist to compete for overall honors in January.

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Forest Preserve no longer accepts Christmas trees for recycling

But Will County Green has good tips for recycling a tree in your own backyard.

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2018 Picnic and Camping Permits go on Sale January 2

Permits can be purchased at one of four visitor centers.

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Prowl for owls this winter

Mating season is underway, and it's a great time to listen and look for owls.

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Four Rivers’ Wedding Open House

Attend an open house to view the facility, collect information, ask questions of staff and get ideas for planning an eco-friendly celebration.

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Busy Beavers Craft Club

Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home.

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The Buzz

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Raccoons?


Are you a trash panda expert? Or is your knowledge total garbage? 

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Bird Executes Huge Photobomb During Weather Forecast


When it comes to photobombs, bigger always is better.

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