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Artists sought for 'Arts & Nature on the River' event

The deadline to submit an application is January 15.

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Snowy Owls Swoop South for the Winter

If you find an injured owl or other bird of prey, call an expert for help.

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Kankakee Sands Preserve Opens in Custer Township

The 555-acre preserve is located on the north side of Route 113, east of Route 53, in Custer Township.

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Army Corps bids multimillion-dollar project to benefit Lockport Prairie

The nature preserve features a rare dolomite prairie habitat that supports threatened and endangered species.

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Century-Old Lockport Leaf Collection Highlights Field Museum Field Trip

The leaves were collected by botanist E.J. Hill in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Naperville man charged in Old Plank Road Trail incident

A Forest Preserve District of Will County Police investigation has resulted in an aggravated battery charge being filed against William P. Sitton, 23, of Naperville, for a May incident on the Old Plank Road Trail.

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Penny slithers past Xena in snake-naming effort

The snake was recently acquired as a rescue animal after the nature center’s previous ball python, Bud, passed away.

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This Winter, Don't Hibernate – Recreate!

Winter activity options include sledding, snowshoeing, hiking and a 'Snow Day Fest.'

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Help Name Our Newest Nature Center Addition

Vote for your favorite title, which best fits this special lady!

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Kick-start your winter workouts

Forest Preserve paths are open year-round for all kinds of fun activities.

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Forest Preserve Board Approves 2018 Budget

The spending plan includes shelter and trail upgrades and additions.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bill and Jackie Kibler

The Forest Preserve is incredibly fortunate to have volunteers like Bill and Jackie Kibler. 

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Remembering Snake Ambassador Bud

The ball python snake educated thousands of visitors in his 10 years with the District.

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2018 dog park permits go on sale November 1

The permits are good at all five Forest Preserve dog parks.

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Gear up for fun, food and festivities in 2018

The Forest Preserve's lineup is chock-full of art, nature and history themed events.

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Volunteer Workday: Birds Junction Marsh

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

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Bee a Beekeeper!: Introduction to Successful Beekeeping

This six-week beekeeping course will teach you all you need to know on how to become a successful beekeeper!

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Can You Ace This Bison Quiz?


Here's your chance to test your knowledge of these amazing animals.

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Be Mesmerized by This Snake Slithering Along a Wire Fence


This snake isn't local, but that doesn't make the Tasmanian tiger snake's moves any less noteworthy. 

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