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  • Tune in to 'The Buzz' to learn about snakes, turtles and baby animals


    The program can be viewed on the District's Facebook and YouTube pages and also is carried by broadcast and cable TV stations.

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  • Forest Preserve receives financial reporting excellence award for 26th consecutive year


    The Certificate of Achievement received by the District for its comprehensive annual financial report is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

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  • Forest Preserve joins Operation Disrupt, a suicide prevention coalition


    Signs with suicide crisis line and text line numbers have been placed in Will County forest preserves where suicides have occurred or been attempted in the past as part of Operation Disrupt, a multi-agency coalition seeking to reduce the number of teen and young adult suicides. 

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  • 2021 Volunteer Awards honor hours of dedication


    Mark Bettin of Mokena and Scott Mortenson of Oak Park were named 2021 Volunteers of the Year during a recent Forest Preserve awards banquet. Awards were given out in several categories, including service awards for longevity, to honor the many individuals who donate their time to the District. 

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  • Time to get snapping! 2022 photo contest underway


    The annual Preserve the Moment Photo Contest runs through Dec. 31. Photos must be taken in a Will County preserve after the contest start date of May 1. Entrants and winners will receive prizes, and the first-place finisher will get a $500 gift card. 

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  • Prevent vehicle burglaries by following these tips


    Forest Preserve police are reminding visitors to lock their vehicles and to leave valuables at home as they plan their 2022 nature outings. 

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  • Houbolt Road project affects portion of Rock Run Greenway Trail


    The 1.5-mile Houbolt Road Extension Project and the creation of a new diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 80 is affecting the Forest Preserve's Rock Run Greenway Trail. Path users are urged to use caution and to take note of trail and road closure signs as the work progresses. 

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  • Capital Improvement Program generates $15.4 million in outside funding


    Grants and donations received in the past two years will maximize a $25 million bond issue approved in late 2019 for Forest Preserve development projects and land acquisition.

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  • Bald eagle update: We have two confirmed eaglets in a nest


    Once again this year we've been monitoring two active bald eagle nests in the preserves and over the weekend we got confirmation that one of the nests has produced two offspring.

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  • Take a spring fling with April's episode of 'The Buzz'


    This month's episode of 'The Buzz' explores Vermont Cemetery Preserve after a prescribed burn, the early signs of spring and fun facts about mallard ducks. 

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'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


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?


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

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Too many mosquitoes in your yard? Attract dragonflies


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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