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  • Are you seeing bald eagles in the preserves? Give them some space

    12/14/2021

    If you go eagle watching this year, remember to keep your distance so as not to disturb these amazing creatures. If a bird is reacting to you, then you are too close. 

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  • Purchase bird-friendly coffee at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

    12/8/2021

    The bird-friendly coffee being sold by Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon was grown on coffee farms with mature shade trees, which is beneficial for migratory birds that winter in warmer climates. Americans drink more than 600 million cups of coffee a day, so switching to a bird-friendly brand could contribute to conservation efforts. 

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  • Four Rivers Environmental Education Center prepares to spread its wings

    11/29/2021

    Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon is about to become a full-fledged visitor center with a 1,000-gallon aquarium, bird and mussel exhibits, an all-abilities trail and more. The work is underway and will continue into 2022.

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  • ‘Woods Walk’ program reignites Romeoville woman's love of hiking

    11/23/2021

    The Forest Preserve District's 'Woods Walk' program was the perfect prescription for a retired Romeoville librarian whose doctor pushed her to start walking years ago. Now 83, Nancy Hackett has participated in most 'Woods Walk' programs and has discovered new trails and preserves because of it. 

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  • November's 'Buzz' episode soars with the sandhills, dives deep into electrofishing

    11/17/2021

    November's episode of "The Buzz," the Forest Preserve's monthly nature show hits the road to visit the Indiana site where sandhill cranes gather during migration.

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  • When the river wall came down: Video chronicles Hammel Woods Dam removal

    11/5/2021

    A video titled, "The Dam Project at Hammel Woods" is now available for viewing on the District's YouTube page. The video chronicles the dam removal process and explains why it was necessary and how it was done. 

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  • Rare bird alert: White-faced ibis spotted at Whalon Lake

    8/30/2021

    In a rare occurrence, a white-faced ibis was spotted at Whalon Lake over the weekend. 

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  • Farm program makes historic shift to organic

    8/17/2021

    The first organic farm license was awarded to Yunker Farms LLC for 147 acres in Jackson Creek Preserve. The addition of an organic farming license is part of a move to better protect the soil until the land can be restored to its native state.

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  • DuPage River Trail paves the way for bicycle commuter

    8/13/2021

    Joliet resident Rob Simpson grew tired of his short commute taking so long by car. So he ditched the vehicle and opted to bike to work on the DuPage River Trail. He said he's saving money on gas and feels healthier. 

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  • Keep your dogs safe during excessive heat and humidity

    8/10/2021

    With excessive heat and humidity this week, the Forest Preserve District is reminding dog owners to take precautions so their pets don't overheat. 

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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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