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Forest Preserve Prepares for Winter

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In preparation for freezing temperatures, water fountains and hand pumps are beginning to be turned off for the season throughout Will County's forest preserves.

In addition, the District's boat launches will close November 1, and boat rentals and bait sales at Monee Reservoir will also conclude on this date. Monee Reservoir's visitor center/concessions will be completely closed January 15-February 28.

Water will again be available in the forest preserves on April 1. The District's boat launches as well as boat rentals and bait sales at Monee Reservoir will also reopen on April 1.


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Join Our Will County Wildlife Facebook Group


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