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Forest Preserve's Digital Marketing Efforts Earn National Award

The award recognizes the Forest Preserve's enhanced social media and website offerings, which have drastically increased public engagement.

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For Joan Fasanella, Volunteering Sparked New Career Path

Ultimately, she hopes her work as a volunteer will help inspire others, including younger generations, to get involved with the Forest Preserve District.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mike O’Brien and the 'Big-Picture Mentality'

Adding volunteering to Mike O'Brien's list of outdoor activities seemed like a good way to both spend time outdoors and give back to nature.

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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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Heartbreaking Egret Photo Another Reminder of Dangers of Improperly Disposed of Fishing Line

We have an urgent plea for everyone: Please properly dispose of fishing line.

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Rescued Pelican's Injuries Too Serious to Recover

The bird was injured when it became tangled in discarded fishing line at McKinley Woods.

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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

Volunteer Workday: Sugar Creek Administration Center

Contribute to your community, support your local environment, and meet fellow nature-lovers.

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Bring Your Own Boat: Touring the Confluence (Intermediate)

Bring your own kayak or canoe for a fun evening tour of the confluence of the Des Plaines and DuPage rivers with an interpretive naturalist. 

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The Buzz

Rare White Cardinal Caught on Camera in New Lenox

8/19/2019

Here's something you don't see every day.

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Creature Feature: The Loud and Imposing Red-Tailed Hawk

8/16/2019

That hawk soaring overhead or perched atop a light pole is probably a red-tailed hawk. Learn more about these high-flying birds.

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