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Food Truck Friday at Messenger Marsh

6/28/2019: The third season of Food Truck Fridays makes a pit stop at Messenger Marsh.

Food Truck Friday at Hickory Creek

6/14/2019: Our popular Food Truck Fridays event makes a pit stop at Hickory Creek Preserve-LaPorte Road Access.

Food Truck Friday at Messenger Marsh

6/28/2019: The third season of Food Truck Fridays makes a pit stop at Messenger Marsh.

Food Truck Friday at Hickory Creek

7/12/2019: 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.

Food Truck Friday at Whalon Lake

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

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.

Food Truck Friday at Hammel Woods

6/7/2019: Grab some grub at Hammel Woods in Shorewood.

Food Truck Friday at Hickory Creek

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

Food Truck Friday at Whalon Lake

6/21/2019: Come out to Whalon Lake for this installment of Food Truck Fridays.

Food Truck Friday at Hammel Woods

7/5/2019: Grab some grub at Hammel Woods in Shorewood.

Food Truck Friday at Hammel Woods

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

Food Truck Friday at Whalon Lake

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

2019 Dog Park Permits Now on Sale

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

Preserve the Moment Photo Contest

Use this upload tool to enter the annual Preserve the Moment Photo Contest.

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.

Plum Creek Nature Center

The Plum Creek Nature Center offers visitors a place to explore the natural world, with hands-on exhibits and interactive play elements.

Get Ready for Summer with 'Fitness in the Forest' Classes

Get ready for summer with four 'Fitness in the Forest' classes at Hickory Creek in May.

Before it was Goodenow Grove

For nearly 40 years, 'Camp Crete' offered a well-rounded camping experience for all scouts at what's now Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.

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.

Monee Reservoir

The Monee Reservoir Visitor Center offers a variety of educational and recreational opportunities

These are the Wonderful Wildflowers Blooming Right Now

You've had questions. We have answers.

Picnicking

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has over 30 picnic shelters found in various preserves throughout the county.

The Stinky Scourge of Suburbia: Bradford Pear Trees

That fetid smell in the air may be coming from your own yard. Bradford pear trees are in full bloom now, revealing beautiful white blooms but also emitting a stench that's similar to that of rotting fish.

Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access

The 1,541-acre Hickory Creek Preserve was acquired between 1942 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

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.

River Paddle (Advanced)

7/11/19: Explore the DuPage River on a kayak with certified instructors.

Therapy Dog Permit Fund Established with Sheet Metal Workers' Donation

Will County State's Attorney's Office therapy dogs are the first to get free dog park permits from a fund established by a Sheet Metal Workers' donation.

Rock Run Rookery Preserve

Rock Run Rookery Preserve has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

What You Need to Know About Turtle Mating Season

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.

Fitness in the Forest

5/23/2019: Help shed the extra winter weight with this outdoor fitness class.

Beyond the Rules: A Guide to Dog Park Etiquette

As off-leash play areas for canines become more popular, it's important to know the do's and don'ts of a successful trip to a dog park.

5 Reasons to Head Outside for a Walk Today

Walking outside is good for you, and here are five reasons why.

Hammel Woods

Hammel Woods has two shelters available, located at the Crumby Recreation Area and Route 59 Access, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Isle a la Cache Museum

Isle a la Cache Museum immerses visitors in our cultural heritage and natural history. The museum transports visitors back to the 18th century, when "Illinois Country" was home to the fur trade.

Volunteering Leads to New Passion for Carrie Rock

Carrie Rock's interest in Native American culture first drew her to volunteering with the Forest Preserve District more than two decades ago, but in the ensuing years her interests have evolved and so has her volunteer work.

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