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Prepare Your Taste Buds for ‘Food Truck Fridays’

You know summer is just around the corner when the 'Food Truck Fridays' program gets rolling in June.

Save the date for the return of ‘Food Truck Fridays’

Save the date for an expanded 'Food Truck Fridays' program, which gets rolling June 1.

District Moves Forward on Construction Projects

Work will begin at Hammel Woods and area trails and parking lots this fall.

Don't Fall for Food Truck Fridays Hoax Circulating on Facebook

The Forest Preserve was recently made aware of a Facebook page for Hammel Woods that is portraying itself as belonging to the District and spreading false information.

Kankakee Sands Preserve Opens in Custer Township

The 555-acre preserve is located on the north side of Route 113, east of Route 53, in Custer Township.

Gear up for fun, food and festivities in 2018

The Forest Preserve's lineup is chock-full of art, nature and history themed events.

Midewin to Offer Bison Tours Starting in May

This spring and summer, volunteer rangers will be leading guided hikes in search of the national mammal.

Top 10 Reasons to use Native Plants

Stock up on native plants during the 'Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale' on May 18-19 to help improve your yard and the planet.

Lend a Helping Hand at Upcoming Special Events

The Forest Preserve is seeking assistance from enthusiastic and motivated individuals to fill several volunteer positions for these exciting days of free, family fun.

Blooming Bluebells

This showy spring ephemeral is a sought-after sight for wildflower fans

Red, White and Blue Wildflowers in the Preserves

These native gems are about as American as they get

Monarchs are Moving North and You Can Chart Their Progress

Not only are hummingbirds inching closer to Illinois, but the great monarch butterfly migration is in full swing and they're also making some incredible progress toward the area.

Heron mural to tour four Forest Preserve locations

An 8-by-12 foot heron mural painted live in 2016 by Ryan 'ARCY' Christenson will tour four Forest Preserve sites this year.

Preserve the Moment Photo Contest is Underway

The Forest Preserve's Preserve the Moment photo contest runs through December 31.

Baltimore Orioles Have Landed in Illinois

Here's another colorful sign of spring that may be popping up in your yard.

Stop What You're Doing and Watch These Jaw-Dropping Slow-Motion Lightning Strikes

Seeing the full force of nature in super slow motion truly is a sight to behold.

Heartbreaking Egret Photo Another Reminder of Dangers of Improperly Disposed of Fishing Line

As the weather begins to turn for the better and more people take to the preserves to fish, we have an urgent plea for everyone: Please properly dispose of your fishing line.

2018 Picnic and Camping Permits go on Sale January 2

2018 picnic and camping permits go on sale January 2 at four Forest Preserve visitor centers.

234-Year-Old Map Donated to Isle a la Cache Museum

This 1783 map depicts the region where the French fur trade took place.

Bird the Preserves During ‘Big Day’ Bird-Watching Challenge

Bird-watchers can participate in the Forest Preserve District new 'Big Day – Bird Hike Challenge' from April 3-August 17.

Forest Preserve Offers Year-Round Camping

Five campgrounds are located near rivers, trails, woodlands and shopping.

From Stone to Water: Quarrying in Will County

Over decades, the Forest Preserve District of Will County has acquired a number of properties that include these manmade lakes.

The Sandhill Crane Experience

This is a spectacle right out of a television wildlife special, except it is not in some far-off, exotic location, but right here in the Midwest.

Girl Scouts plant oaks at Hickory Creek Barrens

The oaks were among 350 donated to The Conservation Foundation.

Before There Was Us

Four properties owned and managed by the Forest Preserve District contain gravesites dating back to the 1800s.

Moments of Zen

Life can be hectic and we all could benefit from taking a few steps back from the frantic pace of the daily grind just to enjoy the finer things nature has to offer. And really, there's no better time to do it than on National Relaxation Day.

Volunteer Spotlight: Bill and Jackie Kibler

The Forest Preserve is incredibly fortunate to have volunteers like Bill and Jackie Kibler.

Our Top Smartphone Photos

The secret to capturing stunning shots is right in your pocket.

Pelicans Flock to Preserves

One of nature’s largest avian specimens will soon be making a pit stop in Will County prior to migrating south for the winter.

Let's Slowly Celebrate World Turtle Day

If you've ever set foot in one of the District's preserves, odds are you've seen a turtle or two, whether it was in the water, catching some sun on a log or slowly crossing a path. But how much do you really know about them?

Top 10 Trail Trips to Try

There are miles of scenic paths where you can exercise and enjoy nature.

Hummingbirds Have Made it to Northern Illinois

After a long migratory path, hummingbirds have finally arrived in Northern Illinois.

Forest Foundation Adopts New Name

Friends of the Forest Preserve has changed its name to The Nature Foundation of Will County.

Watch: Determined Hummingbird Tries Feeding Off Orange Hat

Give this bird an A for effort, even if it came up empty.

Audubon Resource Helps Gardeners Attract Birds

The online database helps you make your yard an avian oasis.

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