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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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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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Forest Preserve police officers raise funds for Special Olympics

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

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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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Events

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

See the dazzling spectacle of herons, egrets and cormorants! 

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Pond Safari

Join us to see what lives in and around the pond that is attached to the Des Plaines River at Isle a la Cache preserve.

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The Buzz

Dandy Dandelions: This 'Common Weed' has Many Benefits

5/22/2018

Each spring, homeowners declare war on dandelions, pulling out all the stops to keep America’s most hated weed out of their yards and gardens. But is it a war worth waging? Should we just leave these plants be?

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Squirrel 'Came in Like a Wrecking Ball,' Immediately Regretted It

5/19/2018

There's no shortage of videos featuring these furry little critters taking a spin on squirrel-proof feeders, but this one is particularly entertaining.

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