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Raccoon Grove Will Open Late on Friday, May 26

Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve will open late on Friday, May 26 while the District conducts a video shoot via drone throughout the trail. 

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Aerial photography at Goodenow Grove

The District will be conducting aerial photography via a drone at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve on Friday, May 26.

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No Aquatic Weed Control at Monee Reservoir

The District will forego the treatment of aquatic vegetation around Monee Reservoir's shoreline this year.

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'Island Rendezvous' Returns to Isle a la Cache

Journey back to the 18th century on June 10.

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Forest Preserve Hosts Chamber Event

Chamber members learned about each other and the District during Business After Hours.

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Donations Roll in for 'Recycle Your Bicycle'

Dozens of bikes were collected in April at Monee Reservoir.

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Volunteer Opportunities Available for Community Groups or Businesses

Looking for ways to more closely align your group or business with the community? Consider corporate volunteering.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Phyllis Schulte of Mokena

Phyllis Schulte truly embodies what it means to be a Forest Preserve District volunteer.

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Forest Preserve Board Recognizes Community Partners

Two agencies received "Appreciation of Partners" awards during the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Board of Commissioner's meeting on May 11.

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Ultramarathoner Shares his Wellness Journey

"Wellness Walking Wednesdays" crowd treated to appearance by adventurer Adam Kimble.

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Hit the Trails During Bike to Work Week

The District's trails offer ample opportunities to get from Point A to Point B and stay off busy roadways.

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Forest Preserve District Launches new Website

Welcome to the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s new website!

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Native Plant Sale Set for May 19-20

The "Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale" is a wonderful way to stock up on beneficial plant species.

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Food Truck Fridays Get Rolling on June 2

Prepare your taste buds for a fun forest preserve outing that combines nature and nourishment.

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The Birds are Back at Lake Renwick

Spring is in full swing and that also means the birding action is heating up at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve in Plainfield.

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Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

See the dazzling spectacle of herons, egrets and cormorants! 

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Joliet Iron Works Tour

Anyone interested in local history will enjoy this insightful tour of the blue-collar origins of Joliet.

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The Buzz

Sea Lion Video Further Confirms Nature Can Be Cute — And Dangerous


The next time you have an encounter with wildlife and are thinking of getting a little closer, the video of a girl being dragged off a pier by a sea lion may make you think twice about it.

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You Won't Be Able to Stop Watching These Bees Mating


Animals don't think of mating as an act of intimacy like humans do, but one photographer has incredibly captured the most intimate video of bees mating that you'll ever see.

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