Rare bird alert: White-faced ibis spotted at Whalon Lake8/30/2021Read more
In a rare occurrence, a white-faced ibis was spotted at Whalon Lake over the weekend.
Farm program makes historic shift to organic8/17/2021Read more
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.
DuPage River Trail paves the way for bicycle commuter8/13/2021Read more
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.
Keep your dogs safe during excessive heat and humidity8/10/2021Read more
With excessive heat and humidity this week, the Forest Preserve District is reminding dog owners to take precautions so their pets don't overheat.
Follow safety guidelines for a safe preserve outing6/18/2021Read more
Know which numbers to call and other safety practices before you visit a preserve or trail.
Largest property gift honors donor’s husband and family’s love of land5/28/2021Read more
Lisbet "Beth" Temple of Flossmoor is donating 160 acres in Washington Township near Beecher to the Forest Preserve. The land was purchased by her husband, Dr. Arvid Temple, in 1965, and it was a place where the couple grew vegetables, raised animals and enjoyed nature and being together.
'Coexisting with Wildlife' section debuts on website5/10/2021Read more
The Forest Preserve's new online feature will help you find information on 16 creatures that you might encounter around your home, in your neighborhood or at a local preserve. The section features the benefits of each and also how to handle potential problems.
How to have a successful dog park outing5/7/2021Read more
Following the Forest Preserve District's rules and paying attention to advice from dog experts will help you have an enjoyable and safer experience. Know your dog, stay with your dog and pick up after your dog for the safety and benefit of all involved.
Use common sense when encountering coyotes during pupping season4/29/2021Read more
Coyote pupping season is underway, so it's important to take steps to prevent potential conflicts.
Destruction not allowed: Don’t tamper with nature or use preserves as dumping grounds4/26/2021Read more
The Forest Preserve District's General Use Ordinance No. 124 prohibits the destruction of natural resources and vandalisms in the preserves. The rules are in place to protect Will County's last undisturbed natural areas and to create new habitats for native species and places of respite for visitors.