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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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Events

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

11/13/2017

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

11/7/2017

Simply put, chipmunks can be pigs.

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