7/26/2019: The third season of Food Truck Fridays makes a pit stop at Messenger Marsh.
8/16/2019: Come out to Whalon Lake for this installment of Food Truck Fridays.
7/19/2019: Come out to Whalon Lake for this installment of Food Truck Fridays.
8/23/2019: The third season of Food Truck Fridays makes a pit stop at Messenger Marsh.
8/2/2019: Grab some grub at Hammel Woods in Shorewood.
8/9/2019: Our popular Food Truck Fridays event makes a pit stop at Hickory Creek Preserve-LaPorte Road Access.
'Food Truck Fridays' are rolling back into the preserves for the third year starting June 7.
If you're looking for a fun midsummer outing – with food and nature – check out July's 'Food Truck Fridays' lineup.
Mark your calendar now for an exciting lineup of special Forest Preserve events coming in 2019.
Whalon Lake's new kayak rental program will run through Labor Day.
Plum Valley Preserve access area and dog park also features a picnic pavilion that can accommodate up to 50 people.
From eagle eyes to Benjamin Franklin, dive into these offbeat facts.
Follow these rules to protect your pup and the preserves.
Heading out to 'Food Truck Fridays'? Share your experience in a fun way with our Snapchat filters and lenses.
Fishing opportunities are available in the Will County forest preserves free of charge.
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.
This blue heron's successful hunt of a northern water snake was captured by Eileen Capodice of Minooka.
8/4/19: Learn about monarch way stations, which are milkweed hot spots that provide valuable habitat and nectar sources for monarch butterflies.
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.
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.
A Lemont man's photo of a steely eyed hawk ready for action won June's portion of the Preserve the Moment photo contest.
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.
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.
The permits can be used at all of the Forest Preserve District's off-leash dog parks.
9/13/2019: Sneak away by bike and spend two nights of camping before your busy life even knows you were gone.
The Rock Run Greenway Trail travels 11.24 miles from Crest Hill south through Joliet.
Prepare for some extra paddling opportunities at Whalon Lake this year as kayak rentals become available starting in May.
The Plum Creek Greenway Trail travels 3.15 miles through Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.
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.
8/14/19: Join us this summer for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting activity that is growing in popularity, and is permitted in select Will County forest preserves.
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.
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.
7/31/19: Join us this summer for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history.
When you visit the preserves, 'Don't Be A Jerk,' a new Forest Preserve education campaign advises.
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.