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Jay Johnson Recipient Of Restoring Nature Leadership Award

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County manager of site operations Jay Johnson is a 2014 recipient of the Chicago Wilderness Alliance’s Restoring Nature Leadership Award.

District Reminds Candidates On Advertising And Lawn Sign Policy

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County reminds candidates and their supporters that displaying, posting or distributing signs or promotional materials of any kind on District property is prohibited without the written permission of its executive director.

Expert On Horse Behavior Discusses Danada Herd

Horses at Danada Equestrian Center recently underwent a behavioral assessment by an equine expert as part of an ongoing review of operations to ensure quality care for its herd.

Position Statement On Leasing Or Selling District Land For Private Use

The residents of DuPage County have been clear that the District’s intended purpose is to conserve, preserve and protect open space. The District has no interest in changing its specified mission which is to protect and preserve land on behalf of all DuPage County residents.

Position Statement On North American Beavers

Beavers’ efforts to provide food and shelter for themselves creates irreplaceable habitat for diverse species. As a result, the District typically does not disrupt beaver activity within the forest preserves.

District Offers A Look At Proposed 2013-14 Budget

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County released a proposed budget for 2013-14.

Search Begins For New Forest Preserve Executive Director

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County announced a nationwide search for a new executive director to lead the operation and growth of the agency’s properties, offices and programs.

Additional Deer Test Negative For Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease found in one Mallard Lake Forest Preserve deer in Hanover Park during routine testing last year was determined to be an isolated incident after results from an additional sampling of 20 more deer came back negative, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County officials recently said.

Arnold Biondo Named Executive Director

Arnold Biondo Named Executive Director for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

Commissioners Vote Down Tax Abatement Recommendation

To help ensure the quality of DuPage forest preserves, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's Board of Commissioners voted against a proposed ordinance April 1 that would have provided for the abatement of taxes levied by the organization for next fiscal year. Commissioners decided any tax abatement consideration should be part of a strategic development and fiscal policy discussion for next year.

District Votes To End Battle For Country Lakes Golf Course

The Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has voted to end its long legal battle to acquire Country Lakes Golf Course in Naperville.

Forest Preserve District Opposes Measures to Return Natural Areas Oversight to County

District Opposes Measures to Return Natural Areas Oversight to County

Forest Preserve District Provides the Best Value to DuPage County Residents

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is one of the smallest taxing bodies in DuPage County yet offers the greatest value to residents.

Large Feline Reportedly Seen In Meacham Grove But Evidence Lacking

A large feline was reportedly seen in Meacham Grove Forest Preserve in May just north of Lake Street (Route 20) near Bloomingdale, according to Bloomingdale and Roselle police who were called to investigate

Report Reconfirms Healthy Danada Equestrian Center Herd

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County announced today that a recent four-month-long review of its Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton has reconfirmed that the center continues to provide quality care for its 25 horses.

Report Released Detailing District’s Cooperation In Employee Investigation

Officials at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County worked closely with the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office and FBI forensic computer experts to detail facts of wrongdoing by two high-level information technology managers after an internal investigation verified allegations of misconduct.
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