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  • Half-price dog park permits now on sale

    6/30/2022

    Half-price permits will be available for purchase online, by mail or in person at one of four visitor centers. The permits can be used at all six Forest Preserve District dog parks through the end of 2022.

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  • Fourth of July holiday closures

    6/30/2022

    All Forest Preserve visitor centers will be closed July 4 for the Independence Day holiday; all preserves will remain open. 

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  • All-Persons Trail to be unveiled July 9 at Four Rivers for All Abilities Event

    6/29/2022

    The Four Rivers for All Abilities event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon. Visitors who want to take part in a sensory hike and a craft activity must register for one of three sessions. 

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  • 167th Street to close starting July 5 for Veterans Memorial Trail tunnel work

    6/29/2022

    Work on a new section of Veterans Memorial Trail will cause a 30-day closure of 167th Street in Homer Township starting July 5. The closure is required to allow contractors to build a pedestrian tunnel under the street. 

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  • Wauponsee Glacial Trail work delayed by quarry strike

    6/28/2022

    As soon as a strike by local quarry workers ends, the Forest Preserve will work to obtain the crushed limestone it needs to complete the Wauponsee Glacial Trail restoration work from Symerton to Route 113 in Custer Park.

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  • Hidden Oaks Nature Center reopens with ‘Visions of Nature’ art exhibit

    6/28/2022

    After a short hiatus, Hidden Oaks Nature Center will reopen to the public on July 6 as it hosts its first exhibit under Forest Preserve District ownership. 

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  • Isle a la Cache hosts Romeoville Art Society exhibit in July

    6/24/2022

    The Romeoville Art Society's Exhibit, 'Art a la Cache - Art in Nature' will be on display at Isle a la Cache Museum from July 1-31. 

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  • Four Rivers site to close for paving work

    6/24/2022

    Four Rivers Environmental Education Center and McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove in Channahon are tentatively set to close July 18-19 for paving work. 

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  • Show off your fishing skills this summer with Big Fish Contest at Monee Reservoir

    6/23/2022

    Up your fishing game this summer by entering the Forest Preserve's Big Fish Contest at Monee Reservoir. The contest runs from July 1 through Aug. 31. 

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  • Peak summer days may bring problem plants

    6/22/2022

    Three plants in particular that are commonly found in Illinois can cause rashes, welts or blisters.

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Events

'Visions of Nature' Art Exhibit

7/6/2022 10:00 AM

View more than 50 pieces of art celebrating nature in all its beauty in this exhibition that is open to the public.

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Discovery Isle: Birds!

7/6/2022 1:00 PM

Join us this summer for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history. The focus this week is birds.

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The Buzz

Mother Nature will put on a light show of her own as meteor shower activity gets underway

6/29/2022

After the Fourth of July fireworks, a different kind of light show will start lighting up the night sky, with three meteor showers active in July.

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Quiz: How good are your insect identification skills?

6/29/2022

Test your insect identification skills with this 10-question quiz.

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Too many mosquitoes in your yard? Attract dragonflies

6/28/2022

Dragonflies can eat dozens of mosquitoes a day, so attracting them to your yard might help make your time outside more enjoyable.

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