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Thorn Grove Preserve

Preserve History

The 158-acre Thorn Grove Preserve was acquired between 1991 and 2013.

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

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Natural Resources

Thorn Grove Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, wetland and a portion of Thorn Creek.

The preserve is home to a variety of plant species, including oaks, northern gooseberry and spinulose shield fern.

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 Grove Preserve is located north of Norfolk Avenue and east of Western Avenue in Crete Township.

Phone

815.727.8700

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