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Volunteers Rescue Injured Birds That Have Crashed into Chicago Buildings

WGN News highlights our Willowbrook Wildlife Center and Chicago Bird Collision Monitors partnership to care for migrant birds. 

Community Activist Appointed to the Friends Board

The Chicago Tribune ran a May 5 story about Karyn Charvat being appointed to the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. It was also mentioned in the Naperville Sun.

District Recognized for Outstanding Fleet Sixth Year in a Row

The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun ran a May 5 story about the District being recognized for the sixth year in a row for its outstanding fleet. 

9K Mussels to Help Clean DuPage River in Illinois

Numerous media outlets picked up the story about the District's Urban Stream Research Center releasing hand-raised freshwater mussels into the West Branch DuPage River to boost populations and help clean up the water. Among the media outlets that ran the story are CBS2 News, Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report, WTTW Chicago TonightDaily Herald, Chicago Tribune editorial, Chicago Sun-TimesNaperville Sun, Burr Ridge and Wheaton Patch, The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), the Southern Illinoisan, Beloit Daily News, Peoria Public RadioNBC 25 News (Peoria) and the Moline Dispatch & Rock Island Argus.

Flooding Closes Numerous DuPage Forest Preserve Trails

The Daily Herald ran a May 2 story about flooding in various DuPage forest preserves. 

Danada Equestrian Center Featured in Discover Wheaton

Danada Equestrian Center was mentioned in a feature on Wheaton in the May 2017 issue of Naperville magazine. 

Willowbrook mentioned in Glen Ellyn Town Focus

Willowbrook Wildlife Center was mentioned in a feature about Glen Ellyn West Suburban Living magazine's May 2017 issue.

Willowbrook Wildlife Center Seeks Donations for Spring Babies

Suburban Life Publications ran an April 26 story about Willowbrook Wildlife Center seeking supply donations to care for injured and orphaned spring babies. 

Go Native with District's Native Plant Sale May 12 & 13

Stories about the District's 10th annual Native Plant Sale ran in numerous media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune and Naperville Sun on April 21, Chicago Tribune on March 16 and the blog A Little Time and a Keyboard on March 19.  

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at Willowbrook on May 13

The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun ran an April 20 story about International Migratory Bird Day at Willowbrook on May 13. 

Free Wood Chips Available at Blackwell Nursery May 20

The Chicago Tribune ran an April 20 story on the District giving out free wood chips on May 20. 

Lamb and Wool Festival at Kline Creek Farm April 22 & 23

The Chicago Tribune's Doings News ran an April 20 story about Kline Creek Farm's Lamb and Wool Festival.
 

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." 

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. 

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.
 
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