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Help Name Our Newest Nature Center Addition

Vote for your favorite title, which best fits this special lady!

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Kick-start your winter workouts with national 'Take a Hike' Day

Forest Preserve paths are open year-round for all kinds of fun activities.

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Forest Preserve Board Approves 2018 Budget

The spending plan includes shelter and trail upgrades and additions.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bill and Jackie Kibler

The Forest Preserve is incredibly fortunate to have volunteers like Bill and Jackie Kibler. 

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November Photo Contest Takes Shape: Finding Structures in Nature

The "structures" contest category highlights man-made items in the preserves.

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Remembering Snake Ambassador Bud

The ball python snake educated thousands of visitors in his 10 years with the District.

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I&M Canal Trail in Lockport to close for soil remediation work

Bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured around a section of the I&M Canal Trail in Lockport starting Monday, November 6.

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Sunny sycamore scene wins October portion of photo contest

The photo was snapped by a Homer Glen woman at McKinley Woods in Channahon.

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2018 dog park permits go on sale November 1

The permits are good at all five Forest Preserve dog parks.

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Gear up for fun, food and festivities in 2018

The Forest Preserve's lineup is chock-full of art, nature and history themed events.

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Forest Preserve's Deer Management Program begins in December

Affected preserves will close early at 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday until the program concludes.

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Forest Preserve police officers raise funds for Special Olympics

"We get so much more out of it than we give."

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Forest Preserve Prepares for Winter

Preserve water fountains and hand pumps are being turned off. Boat launches will close November 1.

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October Photo Contest Category Change Announced

October is now an open category and entries are not restricted to fall colors.

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Roost with a view

Eagle Scouts install three bat houses at Kankakee Sands Preserve.

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Cinema Sunday

Come to Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon for one film or stay for both.

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Wednesday Morning Walkers

Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

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The Buzz

Deer Just Can't Let Go of Halloween


Deer can often seem smart thanks to their senses of sight, smell and hearing, but that isn't always enough to keep them out of some seriously ridiculous situations.

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8 Adorable Videos of Chipmunks Eating


Simply put, chipmunks can be pigs.

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