Adults and children riding bikes on Old Plank Road Trail
Portions of Old Plank Road Trail will close as paving work begins Oct. 49/28/2022Read more
Portions of the Old Plank Road Trail from Harlem Avenue to Schoolhouse Road will be closed starting Tuesday, Oct. 4, as asphalt repairs begin. The section from Harlem Avenue to LaGrange Road will close first.
Ribbon cutting at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
New Four Rivers exhibit space now open for exploration9/26/2022Read more
Visitors can now explore the 'Four Rivers at the Confluence' exhibits to learn about mussels, river fish and the birds that flock to McKinley Woods preserve, which is where the Des Plaines, DuPage and Kankakee rivers meet to form the Illinois River.
Run your own race: Harvest Hustle kicks off Oct. 19/23/2022Read more
The Forest Preserve's free Harvest Hustle Virtual 5K lets you run a 3.1-mile 'race' on your own schedule and at your own pace during the month of October. The first 100 to complete the run get a long-sleeved commemorative shirt!
Suzy Lyttle at Centennial Trail swing bridge
September 'Buzz' spans iconic bridges and farmstead lore9/23/2022Read more
Tune in to September's episode of 'The Buzz,' the Forest Preserve's monthly nature show, to learn about the District's iconic bridges and its only farmstead preserve. The show debuts Wednesday, Sept. 28, on Facebook and YouTube.
Man running on trail
Walk, roll or run to fall fitness and fun9/22/2022Read more
Take a hike, hop on your bike, complete a fun run or tackle a virtual 5K to keep active this autumn. Check out all the fun ways to keep moving in October with the Forest Preserve District.
Volunteers removing brush in a forest preserve
Sign up for a Volunteer Morning to help maintain Will County's preserves9/19/2022Read more
The schedule for fourth quarter Volunteer Morning programs is out and, most likely, there is a program near you in the coming months. Sign up now to lend a hand with brush control or seed collection.
Volunteer at Riverview Farmstead Preserve
Pop on over to 'Farmstead Frolic' for some old-fashioned fun on Oct. 19/18/2022Read more
Learn about Will County agriculture while enjoying a petting zoo, music, games and popcorn at a 'Farmstead Frolic' set for Oct. 1 at Riverview Farmstead Preserve in Naperville. Bike or drive to this free, all-ages event to have some old-fashioned fun!
Bicycles lined up at Monee Reservoir's Recycle Your Bicycle collection event
Recycle Your Bicycle program expands to Hidden Oaks Nature Center9/8/2022Read more
The fall Recycle Your Bicycle program is set for Sept. 17 to Oct. 2 at two locations: Monee Reservoir in Monee Township and, new this fall, Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook. Donated bikes are given to those in need locally and around the world.
Rev. Adrian Heath at Rock Run Greenway Trail
The Preserves Are for You: Leading others into nature, one step at a time9/6/2022Read more
The Rev. Adrian Heath grew up on the east side of Joliet where his recreational outings were held mostly indoors. He now leads a ministry that offers free nature outings in area preserves. It's his way of helping others find the peace that nature offers.
Butterfly and bee
Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee: pollinator pair win August photo contest9/2/2022Read more
A pair of pollinators won August's portion of the Forest Preserve's photo contest. Four more monthly winners will be picked before the contest concludes on Dec. 31. Overall winners will receive $500, $250 and $150 gift cards for first, second and third place, respectively.