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Quiz: Are You a Bald Eagle Expert?

Test your knowledge to see how much you really know about these amazing birds.

Hickory Creek Preserve – Hickory Creek Junction

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.

Kraske Preserve

The 3-acre Kraske Preserve was acquired in 1998. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Colvin Grove Preserve

The 175-acre Colvin Grove Preserve was acquired between 1991 and 2007. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Nutty Facts You Probably Don't Know About Squirrels

On #SquirrelAppreciationDay, let's give these little critters some love

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.

Monee Reservoir

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

Hadley Valley – Route 6 Access

The 726-acre Hadley Valley was acquired between 2000 and 2014. The preserve is part of the Spring Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 1,900 acres.

Don't Miss the Deadline for September's Preserve the Moment Photo Contest

Enter your best shots now to meet the Preserve the Moment September 30 submission cutoff.

Briscoe Mounds

The 39-acre Briscoe Mounds was acquired between 1937 and 1989. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

Messenger Woods Nature Preserve has two shelters available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Heads Up 'Woods Walk' Participants: Goodenow Road Detour in Place

Construction wast of Route 1/394 means those visiting Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve for the "Woods Walk" program will need to follow detour signs.

DuPage River Trail

The DuPage River Trail is a work in progress through a partnership between the Forest Preserve District and 12 other agencies. The trail is planned to travel 40 miles from Channahon north into DuPage County.

Woods Walk

11/1/2018: Get out and get moving! It’s the return of 'Woods Walk'!

Service and schedule changes coming to Monee Reservoir

Dog park permits and camping permits will no longer be available from this site, and picnic permits for only Monee Reservoir's shelters and grove will be issued at the visitor center, which will close earlier this winter on December 1.

Lower Rock Run Preserve

Lower Rock Run Preserve has one shelter available at the I&M Access, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve

The 997-acre Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve was acquired between 1974 and 2006. The preserve is part of the Thorn Creek preservation system, which conserves approximately 1,600 acres.

Monee Reservoir: A Staycation Haven

Fish, hike, boat and more at Monee Reservoir, a perfect spot for a summer staycation.

Forked Creek Preserve - Ballou Road Access

The 790-acre Forked Creek Preserve was acquired between 1974 and 2007. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

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.

Whalon Lake Loop Trail Reopens

A section of the Whalon Lake loop trail that was closed since September has reopened now that a water diversion channel project has been completed.

Camping

One of the best ways to reconnect with nature is to pop a tent right in the middle of it! The Forest Preserve offers camping at five locations within Will County. Check out our primitive campsites and book your reservation today. A permit is required for use of all campsites.

Rock Run Rookery Preserve

The 224-acre Rock Run Rookery Preserve was acquired between 2002 and 2011. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

The 52-acre Joliet Iron Works Historic Site was acquired between 1991 and 1997. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

Joliet Iron Works Historic Site has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

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.

Morning Bird Hike

12/15/18: This hike will highlight birds that live in the woodlands and fields of the preserve around the nature center.

Volunteer

The very special members of our community who share their time with us are known as Prairie People Volunteers.

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