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Food Truck Friday at Messenger Marsh

7/26/2019: The third season of Food Truck Fridays makes a pit stop at Messenger Marsh.

Food Truck Friday at Whalon Lake

8/16/2019: Come out to Whalon Lake for this installment of Food Truck Fridays.

Food Truck Friday at Whalon Lake

7/19/2019: Come out to Whalon Lake for this installment of Food Truck Fridays.

Food Truck Friday at Messenger Marsh

8/23/2019: The third season of Food Truck Fridays makes a pit stop at Messenger Marsh.

Food Truck Friday at Hammel Woods

8/2/2019: Grab some grub at Hammel Woods in Shorewood.

Food Truck Friday at Hickory Creek (LaPorte Road)

8/9/2019: Our popular Food Truck Fridays event makes a pit stop at Hickory Creek Preserve-LaPorte Road Access.

TGIF! – Gear Up for the Return of 'Food Truck Fridays'

'Food Truck Fridays' are rolling back into the preserves for the third year starting June 7.

July Lineup Announced for 'Food Truck Fridays'

If you're looking for a fun midsummer outing – with food and nature – check out July's 'Food Truck Fridays' lineup.

Forest Preserve District Unveils 2019 Lineup of Special Events

Mark your calendar now for an exciting lineup of special Forest Preserve events coming in 2019.

Whalon Lake’s New Kayak Rental Program Has Launched

Whalon Lake's new kayak rental program will run through Labor Day.

Plum Valley Preserve Access Area and Dog Park is Now Open

Plum Valley Preserve access area and dog park also features a picnic pavilion that can accommodate up to 50 people.

Five Things You Probably Don't Know About Bald Eagles

From eagle eyes to Benjamin Franklin, dive into these offbeat facts.

A primer for bringing your pooch to a preserve

Follow these rules to protect your pup and the preserves.

Share Your 'Food Truck Fridays' Experience with Our Snapchat Filters and Lenses

Heading out to 'Food Truck Fridays'? Share your experience in a fun way with our Snapchat filters and lenses.

Fishing

Fishing opportunities are available in the Will County forest preserves free of charge.

Preserve The Moment Photo Contest Returns for 2019

The Preserve the Moment photo contest is back for a fourth consecutive year and it is the perfect way for you to share your love of nature and photography, and possibly win prizes.

Heron's Hunt Wins May Photo Contest

This blue heron's successful hunt of a northern water snake was captured by Eileen Capodice of Minooka.

Monarch Way Stations

8/4/19: Learn about monarch way stations, which are milkweed hot spots that provide valuable habitat and nectar sources for monarch butterflies.

Nature Curiosity: How Do Animals See in the Dark?

Each night as darkness falls, we begin to wind down our day, eventually settling in for sleep. For many animals, however, these same cues that signal the end of our day mean it’s time to start theirs.

2020 Dog Park Calendar Sales to Benefit Will County's Homeless Dogs

Next year may seem like a world away, but the forecast is calling for some daily doses of furry cuteness for everyone who purchases a 2020 calendar featuring the adorable dogs that frequent the District's dog parks.

Red-tailed hawk strikes a pose to snare June photo contest win

A Lemont man's photo of a steely eyed hawk ready for action won June's portion of the Preserve the Moment photo contest.

Whalon Lake

The 249-acre Whalon Lake was acquired between 1992 and 2007. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Slow Your Roll: Turtles Are On The Move

Spring is a time when turtles are often on the move and at risk of being hit by cars. If you can safely move a turtle across a road, here's how to do it.

2019 Dog Park Permits Now on Sale

The permits can be used at all of the Forest Preserve District's off-leash dog parks.

Off-Leash: I&M Canal Trail Bike Ride and Overnighter

9/13/2019: Sneak away by bike and spend two nights of camping before your busy life even knows you were gone.

Rock Run Greenway Trail

The Rock Run Greenway Trail travels 11.24 miles from Crest Hill south through Joliet.

Kayak Rentals Coming to Whalon Lake

Prepare for some extra paddling opportunities at Whalon Lake this year as kayak rentals become available starting in May.

Plum Creek Greenway Trail

The Plum Creek Greenway Trail travels 3.15 miles through Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.

Isle a la Cache

The 101-acre Isle a la Cache was acquired between 1982 and 2014. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Discovery Isle: Monarchs!

8/14/19: Join us this summer for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history.

Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting activity that is growing in popularity, and is permitted in select Will County forest preserves.

Taco Tuesday

7/23/2019: Join us as we celebrate Taco Tuesdays in July. Our version of Taco Tuesdays will be an up-close chance to meet Taco, our ambassador Blanding’s turtle.

Sand Ridge Savanna Nature Preserve

The 543-acre Sand Ridge Savanna Nature Preserve was acquired between 1990 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Kankakee Sands preservation system, which conserves more than 1,200 acres.

Discovery Isle: Birds!

7/31/19: Join us this summer for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history.

Forest Preserve Rolls Out ‘Don’t be a Jerk’ Campaign

When you visit the preserves, 'Don't Be A Jerk,' a new Forest Preserve education campaign advises.

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center is a model of green architecture, featuring a repurposed building site and interior fireplace, geothermal heating and cooling system, recycled and sustainable building materials, and energy saving technology.

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