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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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Forest Preserve's Deer Management Program begins in December

Affected preserves will close early at 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday until the program concludes.

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Forest Preserve police officers raise funds for Special Olympics

"We get so much more out of it than we give."

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Forest Preserve Prepares for Winter

Preserve water fountains and hand pumps are being turned off. Boat launches will close November 1.

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Roost with a view

Eagle Scouts install three bat houses at Kankakee Sands Preserve.

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Bat lovers sought for monitoring program

Volunteers will survey three preserves with bat detectors in spring 2018.

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Bike recycling program nets record number of donations

The bikes will be refurbished and donated to those in need by Working Bikes.

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Foundation donates $5,000 to Forest Preserve

The money will be used for three traveling exhibits in 2018.

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Forest Preserve Recognized for Financial Reporting Excellence

The District is receiving the award for the 22nd consecutive year.

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Forest Preserve Board OKs Permit Discount for Veterans, Military

The action will reduce the price of a dog park permit by $10 starting in 2018.

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Girl Scouts plant oaks at Hickory Creek Barrens

The oaks were among 350 donated to The Conservation Foundation.

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Prescribed burning season approaches

The land management program runs from mid-October through mid-April.

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Hay program keeps woody and weedy plants at bay

Late summer and fall are the time for hay bales to appear in the preserves.

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IDNR Goes Fishing for Information

When Illinois Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Rob Miller searches for fish, he doesn’t bring a fishing pole. 

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Forest Foundation Adopts New Name

Friends of the Forest Preserve is now The Nature Foundation of Will County.

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Morning Bird Hike

Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds.

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Volunteer Workday: Sugar Creek Preserve

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

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The Buzz

What's the Better View: Fall or Winter at Goodenow Grove?


We have to admit that they're both pretty amazing. But if you had to choose, which one would it be?

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10 Insane Wildlife GIFs for National Wildlife Day


Some of these GIFs will leave your head spinning, which wouldn't be a problem if you're an owl. But you're not.

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