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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.

High School Programs

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

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use provide guidelines for the usage of the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Web site.

Isle a la Cache Museum

Programs focusing on nature, environmental education, cultural history and recreation are offered at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville.

Monee Reservoir

The Forest Preserve District of Will County offers many different youth group programs at Monee Reservoir.

Plum Creek Nature Center

Programs focusing on nature, environmental education, cultural history and recreation are offered at Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township.

Prescribed Burning

The Forest Preserve District of Will County's prescribed burning practices are an important tool in restoration.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy guides the Forest Preserve District of Will County's collection and usage of information about visitors to our Web site.

Field Trips

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

Contact Us

We will do our best to respond to your request within two business days.

Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Forest Preserve District of Will County will not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of disability in our services, programs, or activities.

Land Management

The purpose of the Forest Preserve District's Land Management Program is to preserve the diversity of native flora and fauna through the protection, maintenance, restoration, or reconstruction of native ecosystem types.

Teacher Professional Development

Forest Preserve District of Will County staff can present in-service workshops at your convenience.

Youth Group Programs

Programs focusing on nature, environmental education, cultural history and recreation are offered at the Environmental Learning Center in Mokena, Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township and Monee Reservoir in Monee Township.

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.

Our Top Smartphone Photos

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Bill and Jackie Kibler

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

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.

Discovery Isle

07/18/18: Join us this summer for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history.

Discovery Isle

07/25/18: Join us this summer for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history.

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

7/21/2018: See the dazzling spectacle of herons, egrets and cormorants!

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

7/28/2018: The only way to view these amazing birds during this time is to attend these special viewing programs.

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

8/04/2018: The only way to view these amazing birds during this time is to attend these special viewing programs.

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

8/11/2018: See the dazzling spectacle of herons, egrets and cormorants!

Paddle Whalon Lake (Intermediate)

7/7/18: Explore Whalon Lake by kayak.

Upcycled Mosaic Workshop

7/21/2018: Have a stack of old CDs or DVDs lying around? Don’t throw them out, bring them to this workshop and learn how to turn them into a beautiful mosaic.

Photo Paddle (Intermediate)

7/14/18: Grab your camera, hop into a canoe or kayak, and experience photography with a new perspective.

Birding by Boat

7/14/18: Enjoy flat water kayaking through Rock Run Rookery Preserve as we listen and look for birds.

Dragonflies and Ice Cream

7/21/2018: A warm sunny day at Monee Reservoir can be a good time to find dragonflies.

Paddle and Campfire

7/24/2018: Let certified instructors help you get out on the water this summer to enjoy the outdoors in a canoe or kayak!

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