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Food Truck Friday at Whalon Lake

8/17/2018: Come out to Whalon Lake for this installment of Food Truck Fridays.

Food Truck Friday at Prairie Bluff Preserve

8/24/2018: If you've never been to Prairie Bluff Preserve, this is the perfect excuse to head out here and do some exploring.

Mink with an itch wins June's portion of photo contest

A photo of a mink taken by Lemont resident Mike Daley is June's finalist in the Preserve the Moment photo contest.

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.

Canoeing/Kayaking

The Forest Preserve offers canoeing and kayaking opportunities at locations throughout Will County.

Enter Your Photos for July's Preserve the Moment Photo Contest

Between wildlife and wildflowers, we're in a sweet spot for getting stellar photos to enter in the Preserve the Moment photo contest.

Preserve the Moment Photo Contest is Underway

The Forest Preserve's Preserve the Moment photo contest runs through December 31.

Hummingbird Festival & Nature Celebration

8/18/18: This celebration of nature puts the spotlight on the hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Plum Creek Nature Center

The Plum Creek Nature Center offers visitors a place to explore the natural world, with hands-on exhibits and interactive play elements.

Non-Traditional Students

Organized home school groups of 10 or more age-appropriate students may register for field trip and in-school programs.

McKinley Woods – Frederick's Grove

The 525-acre McKinley Woods was acquired between 1931 and 2004. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Gear up for fun, food and festivities in 2018

The Forest Preserve's lineup is chock-full of art, nature and history themed events.

Preserve the Moment

Read the full rules of the annual photo contest before submitting photos.

Preserve the Moment Photo Contest

Use this upload tool to enter the annual Preserve the Moment Photo Contest.

Two birds in the bush win May's portion of photo contest

An action shot of cedar waxwings won May's portion of the Preserve the Moment photo contest.

Monee Reservoir

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

A primer for bringing your pooch to a preserve

Follow these rules to protect your pup and the preserves.

Riverview Farmstead Preserve

The 375-acre Riverview Farmstead Preserve was acquired between 1994 and 2012. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Forked Creek Preserve – Forsythe Woods

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.

Lake Renwick Heron Rookery

The Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Visitor Center offers seasonal bird viewing opportunities for the public.

Hammel Woods – DuPage River Access

The 445-acre Hammel Woods was acquired between 1930 and 2011. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 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.

Plum Valley Preserve

The 455-acre Plum Valley Preserve was acquired between 1990 and 2000. The preserve is part of the Plum Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,300 acres.

Pollinators, Art and Outdoor Activities Featured at Hummingbird Fest

View hummingbird banding and nature-inspired art at this year's Hummingbird Fest.

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.

Join the 'Big Day – Bird Hike Challenge'

The challenge runs through August 17, and birders are encouraged to have a 'big day' of bird spotting for a chance to win a pair of binoculars.

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.

Hammel Woods – Route 59 Access

The 445-acre Hammel Woods was acquired between 1930 and 2011. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Woods Walk

9/1/2018: Get out and get moving! It’s the return of 'Woods Walk'!

Fishing

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

The Story of Eastern Phoebes, a Suspect Raccoon and a Rebirth

Every day in the preserves, natural selection and the cycle of life are carrying on and, oftentimes, people see it firsthand.

Put some sizzle in your summer with August's ‘Food Truck Fridays’ lineup

Make a plan to partake in some food truck fare before the leaves start to fall.

Bee-lieve it or Not! It's Bee Friends Day!

9/2/2018: Today is the day to 'bee' friends at Plum Creek Nature Center.

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.

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.

Prepare Your Taste Buds for ‘Food Truck Fridays’

You know summer is just around the corner when the 'Food Truck Fridays' program gets rolling in June.

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