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Keepataw Preserve Closed During Construction

Work along Bluff Road has traffic down to one lane.

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‘Rock the Woods’ pairs free concerts and food truck fare

Savor summer with some rock and country tunes and fun food choices at Goodenow Grove and Lower Rock Run preserves.

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Forest Preserve Police Raise Funds for Special Olympics

Several members of the Forest Preserve's police department participated in the recent Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser.

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Fiddyment Creek Pact Enlarges Preserve, Provides Trail Seed Money

The agreement with Homer Glen will fill in a preserve gap and allow the District to apply for federal grants for a new phase of Veterans Memorial Trail.

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Two birds in the bush win May's portion of photo contest

The action shot of cedar waxwings playing tug of war with a bit of vegetation was deemed the best of more than 150 entries.

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DuPage River Trail segment linking Will and DuPage counties is now open

A newly constructed 1.25-mile section of the DuPage River Trail that connects Whalon Lake preserve in Will County to Greene Valley Forest Preserve in DuPage County is now open.

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Taco is tops in turtle naming contest

The female turtle ambassador will now preside over Isle a la Cache Museum's Blanding's turtle education program.

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IDNR Cuts Water Usage Stamp Requirement for Non-Powered Watercraft

Water stamps won't be needed after June 1 for kayaks, canoes, rafts and tubes.

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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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Forest Preserve improvement projects rolling along

A wide variety of work will begin or be completed this year leading to new trail segments, picnic shelters, benches and more.

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

The updated version of the free weekly online newsletter offers valuable information about Forest Preserve programs and events, as well as interesting features about nature and history, all in an easy to read format.

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A primer for bringing your pooch to a preserve

Follow these rules to protect your pup and the preserves.

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Forest Preserve debuts ‘Pop-Up Naturalist’ program

The Frog Lady will bring some of her 'cool' reptile friends to the first "Pop-Up" program at Theodore Marsh. 

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Forest Preserve District Earns Positive Financial Report

Highlights include bond repayment and a well-funded retiree health insurance fund.

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Here's the List of Wildflowers Blooming Right Now in the Preserves

There's a colorful explosion taking place across the county, so here's your guide to what is blooming where.

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Volunteer Workday: Whalon Lake (Konicek Grove)

Contribute to your community, support your local environment, meet fellow nature-lovers, and get some fresh air and exercise.

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Wednesday Morning Walkers

Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

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Get Ready for a Spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower


This will be the best meteor shower of the year.

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The Stink on Skunks


If you – or more likely, your dog – find yourself on the receiving end of a skunk’s stinky spray, you can’t say you weren’t warned. 

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