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Geocachers Have Fun Helping Clean Up Fullersburg Woods

The Chicago Tribune/Doings News ran an April 3 story on the "Cache In, Trash Out: Restoration Workday" at Fullersburg Woods on April 1. 

Graue Mill and Museum New Season Opens April 18

The Chicago Tribune/Doings News ran an April 3 story on Graue Mill and Museum opening for the season on April 18. 

How Kids Spent Spring Break in Naperville

Naperville Community Television 17 aired an April 2 story about Danada Equestrian Center's spring break camps. The blog "A Little Time and a Keyboard" also ran a roundup of all of the District's spring break offerings on March 15.

Friends' Appointments in Naperville Magazine

Naperville Magazine mentioned the appointment of two new board members to the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in its April issue.

Forest Preserve Finding More Money for New McDowell Grove Bridge

The Daily Herald ran a March 28 story about the District finding additional funds to pay for replacement of the McDowell Grove bridge. 

Volunteers Sought for Earth Day Cleanup Programs in DuPage Preserves

The Chicago Tribune's Naperville Sun ran a March 24 story on the District's volunteer cleanup programs to celebrate Earth Day. 

Silent Sky Tells the True Story of the Most Famous Astronomer

The Daily Herald ran a March 21 story that mentioned First Folio Theatre's "Silent Sky," which runs through April 30 at Mayslake Peabody Estate. Broadway World also ran a March 6 story about the play, Naperville Sun ran a March 23 story on it, and Doings News ran a March 27 story on it.

Completely Free Spring Break Ideas

Chicago Parent included the District's Kline Creek Farm in a March 22 roundup of free activities to do during spring break. It was also mentioned in a roundup in the blog A Little Time and a Keyboard.

DuPage Forest Preserve May End Pensions for Elected Officials

The Daily Herald ran stories March 21 and March 22 about commissioners discussing ending pensions for elected officials.  

Elmhurst Symphony Musicians Performing at Mayslake

The Daily Herald ran a March 21 story about Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra's "All That Jazz" concert at Mayslake Peabody Estate. 

Building a Bird-Safe City

Willowbrook Wildlife Center's work with the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors to help injured migratory birds in the Chicago area was featured recently on the PBS program "Urban Nature." 

Presale Orders Begin for District's Native Plant Sale May 12 & 13

Stories about the District's 10th annual Native Plant Sale rain in numerous media outlets, including The Chicago Tribune on March 16 and the blog A Little Time and a Keyboard on March 19.  

Fishing Limits Change for DuPage Lakes & Ponds April 1

Naperville Community Television 17 ran a March 23 story about changes to the District's fishing limits beginning April 1. The Chicago Tribune ran a March 16 story about the changes, and the Naperville Sun mentioned it in a March 17 roundup of Naperville news.

Explore Dragonfly Monitoring Program at March 23 Workshop

The Chicago Tribune ran a March 16 story about a March 23 workshop for volunteers interested in the District's dragonfly monitoring program. 

Meadow Glens' STEM Discovery Night

The District was among the participants featured in a March 15 Naperville Community Television story on Meadow Glens' STEM Discovery Night.  

Vandalism, Fly Dumping a Problem in Will but not DuPage County

The Naperville Sun ran a March 14 story on vandalism and fly dumping in forest preserves.
 

All Things Avian for Acappellago's 'Escape to Birdland'

The Chicago Tribune's Doings News ran a March 13 story about Acappellago's "Escape to ... Birdland" at Mayslake Peabody Estate March 18.

'True Advocates' Join Forest Preserve Board

DuPage Policy Journal ran a March 12 story about the two newest members to join the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County board. 

District Revises Mosquito Management Policy

WBBM Newsradio aired a March 9 story about the District revising its mosquito management policy. 

DuPage County, Forest Preserve District Share Services to Cut Costs

WBBM Newsradio, the Daily Herald, Naperville SunSuburban Life Publications, Naperville Community Television 17's Naperville Now and Positively Naperville ran stories about a March 8 news conference where DuPage County and the Forest Preserve District announced $275,000 in taxpayer savings from shared services and joint purchasing power. 

Kids Trout Fishing Program March 25 at Wood Dale Grove

The Chicago Tribune ran a March 8 story about the District's "Trout Fishing for Kids" program at Wood Dale Grove March 25. 

Prescription Burns Benefit Forest Preserve Habitats

The Chicago Tribune ran a March 7 story about the District's spring prescription burn season getting under way. 

Be Mesmerized by 'Thresholds: A Magic Show' at Mayslake March 8 ‒ 11

The Chicago Tribune ran a March 1 story on the "Thresholds: A Magic Show" at Mayslake March 8 ‒ 11 at Mayslake Peabody Estate.

DuPage Holding Programs on Native Plants

The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun ran a Feb. 21 story on District programs on native plants and landscaping. A story also ran in the March 1 Chicago Tribune.

Tap into Maple Sugar Fun

The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun ran a Feb. 24 story about the District's maple sugaring and syrup programs. 

Volunteer Waterway Monitor Workshop

The Naperville Sun ran a Feb. 24 story about the District's March 8 information workshop for volunteer Protect Your Waters monitors.  

Oak Meadows Poised to Get New Name

A story about the District renaming Oak Meadows Golf Course ran in numerous media outlets, including the Daily Herald on Feb. 14 and 21, Golf Course ArchitectureChicago Golf Report and American Golfer.

Announcing the 2017 Leading Fleets

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County was again named as one of the Leading Fleets in the April 7 issue of Government Fleet magazine.
 

Tap into Sweet Traditions at Two DuPage Forest Preserves

The Chicago Tribune ran a March 1 story about the District's maple syrup programs. They were also mentioned in a March 16 story in the Chicago Tribune/Doings News.

Acappellago Presents 'Escape to ... Birdland'

A story about Acappellago's concert "Escape to ... Birdland" ran in the Feb. 18 Aurora Beacon-News. 
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