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Sixth Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Seventh Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Eighth Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

High School

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Kindergarten

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Fifth Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

First Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Whalon Lake

Whalon Lake has two shelters available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

First Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Forked Creek Preserve

Forked Creek Preserve has two shelters available at Forsythe Woods and the Ballou Road Access, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

I&M Canal Trail

The I&M Canal Trail travels 7.55 miles from the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site north through Lockport to Romeoville.

Police Department

The police department’s mission is to safeguard the visitors, employees and properties of the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Protection of properties includes the District’s natural and cultural resources and its wildlife.

Educator Resources

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has a wide variety of educational resources available to teachers.

McKinley Woods

McKinley Woods has two shelters available at Frederick's Grove and Kerry Sheridan Grove, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Messenger Marsh

Messenger Marsh has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter. Groups smaller than 25 also can purchase a permit, which grants exclusive use of a shelter for the entire day.

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.

Monee Reservoir

Monee Reservoir has three shelters available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter. Groups smaller than 25 also can purchase a permit, which grants exclusive use of a shelter for the entire day.

Prairie Bluff Preserve

Prairie Bluff Preserve has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter. Groups smaller than 25 also can purchase a permit, which grants exclusive use of a shelter for the entire day.

Riverview Farmstead Preserve

Riverview Farmstead Preserve has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter. Groups smaller than 25 also can purchase a permit, which grants exclusive use of a shelter for the entire day.

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

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

Forest Preserve Receives PetSafe Grant

A $10,000 PetSafe grant will be used for improvements to the Hammel Woods Dog Park.

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.

Prescribed burning season approaches

Prescribed burning is a way of mimicking the fires that used to occur naturally through lightning strikes or were set by Native Americans and early settlers.

Before There Was Us

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

Raccoon has no time for a manhole cover inspection

Don't you just hate it when visitors drop by unannounced and open your front door?

Second Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Third Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

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