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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.

Deer Creek Preserve

The 34-acre Deer Creek Preserve was acquired in 1994. The preserve is part of the Thorn Creek preservation system, which conserves approximately 1,600 acres.

Donohue Grove Preserve

The 414-acre Donohue Grove Preserve was acquired between 2008 and 2012. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

DuPage River Confluence Preserve

The 264-acre DuPage River Confluence Preserve was acquired between 1991 and 2015. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Fiddyment Creek Preserve

The 274-acre Fiddyment Creek Preserve was acquired between 2007 and 2008. The preserve is part of the Fiddyment Creek preservation system, which conserves nearly 300 acres.

Lily Cache Wetlands

The 49-acre Lily Cache Wetlands was acquired between 2007 and 2008. The preserve is part of the Lily Cache Creek preservation system, which conserves approximately 1,000 acres.

Lockport Prairie East Preserve

he 30-acre Lockport Prairie East Preserve was acquired between 1990 and 2008. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Moeller Woods Preserve

The 191-acre Moeller Woods Preserve was acquired between 2003 and 2015. The preserve is part of the Plum Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,300 acres.

Vincennes Trail

The 6-acre Vincennes Trail was acquired in 2005. The preserve is part of the Plum Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,300 acres.

Walnut Hollow

The 205-acre Walnut Hollow was acquired between 1973 and 1992. The preserve is part of the Spring Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 1,900 acres.

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.

DuPage River Trail Extension

The DuPage River Trail extension project is the result of collaboration between the Forest Preserve District and the Naperville Park District.

Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve Wetland Mitigation

The Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve Wetland Mitigation project consists of drain tile disablement; selective tree and shrub removal; native seed, plant and tree planting; invasive species control; mowing; and prescribed fire within 92 acres of the 426-acre Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve.

Playground

The Forest Preserve offers playgrounds at two preserves: Hickory Creek Junction in Mokena and Theodore Marsh in Crest Hill.

Sledding

Sledding tubes can be rented at Plum Creek Nature Center, which is located near the sled hill. Guests can also bring their own sleds, but no steel runners, snowboards or steerables are allowed.

Snowshoeing

With a deep snowfall, snowshoeing provides a unique way to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of a brisk winter day. This winter activity can be enjoyed at a variety of Will County forest preserves.

Hadley Valley Habitat Restoration

The Hadley Valley Habitat Restoration project is an ongoing project conducted at multiple locations in Hadley Valley in several phases over the past decade with the assistance of various grants and partnerships.

Board of Commissioners

The Board approves Forest Preserve District resolutions that come out of the Board's Finance Committee, Operations Committee, and Ad Hoc Rules Committee. It is also responsible for establishing all rules and regulations that govern the Forest Preserve District of Will County.

Citizens Advisory Committee

The Committee's mission includes proposing guidelines for land acquisition and land use policies and suggesting the direction of the District's future.

Financial Information

The Forest Preserve District of Will County supports transparency in government and its financial affairs.

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an Illinois state statute that provides for access to public records from public bodies in an open and efficient manner.

Sponsorship

This funding allows us to provide the very best services for the residents of Will County.

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.

Forked Creek Preserve – Butcher Lane 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.

Lockport Loop Trail

The 46-acre Lockport Loop Trail was acquired in 2011. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve

The 891-acre Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve was acquired between 1938 and 2007. The preserve is part of the Plum Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,300 acres

Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve

The 213-acre Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve was acquired between 1937 and 1992. 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.

Alessio Prairie

The 13-acre Alessio Prairie was acquired in 1995. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Birds Junction Marsh

Birds Junction Marsh is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Black Walnut Creek Preserve

The 109-acre Black Walnut Creek Preserve was acquired between 2006 and 2010. The preserve comprises the Black Walnut Creek preservation system.

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.

Employment

The Forest Preserve District of Will County provides challenging job opportunities. Positions are posted as they become available.

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.

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