Support Wildlife and Wild Areas

Join "A Night For Nature" to raise funds for habitat, plants and animals in DuPage forest preserves.

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Scouts, Earn Your Badge

Learn about the natural world and recreation with our Scout merit badge programs.

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Get in Your Summertime Fun

Rent a rowboat, canoe or kayak at a DuPage forest preserve.

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Read the Conservationist

Discover why milkweeds are essential not only to the monarch but also many other critters.

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Go Fish

See our fishing guide for creel limits, depth maps and stocking reports.

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Connect to Nature in Your Forest Preserves


We're Working to Protect a Rare Butterfly

Baltimore checkerspot marked and recaptured for introduction to other counties.


Fullersburg Woods Closed for Sealcoating

Fullersburg Woods' parking lot and trails temporarily closed on August 13 and 14. 


Found an Injured Wild Animal? 

Get advice for assessing an injured wild animal's condition, and then take action to help it. 

Programs & Events

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers scores of nature-related programs and activities for grownups, kids, families and groups year-round. Click below to register for programs, reserve shelters and campsites or purchase permits, and we'll see you soon!

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