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Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve

Preserve History

The 426-acre Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve was acquired between 2007 and 2008.

The preserve is part of the Thorn Creek preservation system, which conserves approximately 1,600 acres.

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Natural Resources

Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve protects wetland habitat and the headwaters of Thorn Creek.

The preserve is home to a variety of plant species, including false boneset and meadow parsnip.

The site is managed with habitat restoration to protect and enhance its natural resources. Learn more about the District’s land management activities.

Location

Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve is located south of Dralle Road and west of Steger-Monee Road in University Park, Monee and Monee Township.

Phone

815.727.8700

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