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Forest Preserve Receives PetSafe Grant

The $10,000 grant will be used for improvements to the Hammel Woods Dog Park.

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234-Year-Old Map Donated to Isle a la Cache Museum

This 1783 map depicts the region where the French fur trade took place.

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District Moves Forward on Construction Projects

Work will begin at Hammel Woods and area trails and parking lots this fall.

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Forest Preserve Distributes Safety Wristbands

Pick up a wristband and know which number to call if you need police assistance.

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Forest Preserve Offers Year-Round Camping

Five campgrounds are located near rivers, trails, woodlands and shopping.

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Bees Swarm at Plum Creek Nature Center

The honeybee hive was abuzz with activity as thousands of bees left to search for a new home.

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Birthday Bridge for Old Plank Road Trail

The new bridge over Interstate 80 in New Lenox is up and running, and the old bridge has been removed just in time for the path’s 20th anniversary.

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Small-Dog Park Coming to Hammel Woods

An enclosure reserved for dogs under 35 pounds will open in 2018.

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Forest Preserve Team Takes on Trail Assessment

A team of employees will hit the trails to gather valuable information for trail users.

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Events

Nature Painting for Adults

 Enjoy this adults-only program using nature as our muse.

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Morning Bird Hike

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

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The Buzz

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

2/22/2018

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

2/21/2018

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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