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Ward Off Winter Blues with Volunteer Workdays

Sign up for a volunteer workday in the preserves to ward off the winter blues and help the preserve habitat.

Migratory Bird Hike

04/20/2019: Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds.

Wildflower Self-Guided Hike

5/5/2019: View the spring wildflowers and explore the forest at your own pace in this self-guided hike.

Wolf Creek Preserve

The 17-acre Wolf Creek Preserve was acquired between 2004 and 2015. The preserve comprises the Wolf Creek preservation system.

The Harvest Moon is Coming and It's Guaranteed to Mess With Your Head

When the moon rises on September 24, the 'moon illusion' will be on full display.

Lake Chaminwood Preserve

The 120-acre Lake Chaminwood Preserve was acquired between 2000 and 2011. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Volunteer Workday: McKinley Woods

5/7/19: Contribute to your community, support your local environment, meet fellow nature-lovers, and get some fresh air and exercise.

Runyon Preserve

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

Quiz: Are You a Bald Eagle Expert?

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

Nature Play Day

03/13/19: Join us monthly for nature-themed programs geared toward 3-5 year olds.

Hadley Valley Preserve

Hadley Valley Preserve has one shelter available, located at the Gougar Road Access, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Rock Run Preserve – Black Road Access

The 320-acre Rock Run Preserve was acquired between 1990 and 2009. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Fishing

Fishing opportunities are available in the Will County forest preserves free of charge.

Rescued Pelican's Injuries Too Serious to Recover

An American white pelican was injured when it became tangled in discarded fishing line at McKinley Woods.

Whalon Lake

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

Winter Weather May Impact Preserve Openings

For the public’s safety, some preserves may remain closed immediately after a winter weather event as District staff work to plow the roadways to make travel less hazardous.

H2-WHOA! Exhibit

04/02/19: This interactive exhibit teaches visitors about what lies below the surface of local water resources.

Spring Creek Greenway Trail

The Spring Creek Greenway Trail consists of two segments totaling 8.45 miles within Hadley Valley and Messenger Marsh.

Woodland and River Bird Hike

3/9/2019: The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them at McKinley Woods.

Monee Reservoir

The 248-acre Monee Reservoir was acquired between 1982 and 2006. The preserve is part of the Rock Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 460 acres.

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.

Winter preparations begin

Drinking fountains will be turned off starting October 15 as the District prepares for winter.

From Incarceration to Recreation

Multiple agencies joining forces in attempt to unlock Old Joliet Prison's preservation potential.

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.

Teale Woods Preserve

The 14-acre Teale Woods Preserve was acquired in 1994. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Hickory Creek Preserve

Hickory Creek Preserve has three shelters available at Hickory Creek Junction and the LaPorte Road Access, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

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.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee of the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners generally supervises the finances of the District by establishing policies and procedures for budget control systems, investments, annual audits, and general accounting and purchasing procedures.

Sugar Creek Preserve

The 317-acre Sugar Creek Preserve was acquired between 1972 and 2011. The preserve is part of the Sugar Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 320 acres.

Monee Reservoir Visitor Center

Monee Reservoir Visitor Center is located at 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, west of Route 50 and south of Pauling Road, in Monee.

Wayne Lehnert Preserve

The 81-acre Wayne Lehnert Preserve was acquired in 1971. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Caton Farm Preserve

The 36-acre Caton Farm Preserve was acquired in 2008. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Volunteer

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

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