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Get the Most Out of Summer by Subscribing to Revamped 'Citizen' Newsletter

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Would you like to know which food trucks will be appearing at "Food Truck Fridays" all summer, what Forest Preserve improvement projects are in the works and how you can attract a wide array of pollinators into your yard?

Do you love great nature photos as well as interesting and educational videos?

Are you looking for things to do with the kids while they're on summer vacation?

If the answer to all of those questions is “yes,” consider signing up for the Forest Preserve’s free online newsletter, The Citizen.

The online version of The Citizen, which is distributed each Tuesday via email, debuted in October 2016. We've recently revamped it and the new version is in a streamlined and easier to read format than the original.

Getting the newsletter is easy and only takes a few seconds. Once you subscribe, you'll receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you've done that, the newsletter will start popping into your inbox each week.


If you had signed up in the past few months, you would already know:

So now that you know a few of the facts you might have missed, take a few moments today to sign up for The Citizen so you won’t keep missing out.


Monee Reservoir Visitor Center is Open on Memorial Day


Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28, all Forest Preserve visitor centers — with the exception of Monee Reservoir — will be closed.

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Prevent Your Kids from Going Stir Crazy with These Summer Programs


The District’s wide range of programming will keep your kids occupied during the long summer break.

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Help Name Isle a la Cache's Newest Blanding's Turtle


This particular Blanding's turtle can't be released into the wild due to a genetic mutation altering its color, so instead, it will be a permanent resident and be used for educational purposes.

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