Calling All Kids!

Grab a fishing pole and join us for the Just for Kids Fishing Derby June 12.

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A Year in Review

Take a look back at 2021 in DuPage forest preserves

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Look but Don't Take!

Reminder that foraging for plants in the preserves is illegal.

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Catch Nature!

Find out where folks catch nature and how you can, too!

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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Free Wood Chips Available at Blackwell Nursery on May 21

Beautify you garden and landscaping with free wood chips available for pick up at the Blackwell native plant nursery on Saturday, May 21.

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Motorists Reminded to Watch for Turtles Crossing Roads this Spring

Turtles are more likely to be crossing roadways through mid-July, so motorists are reminded to use caution and give them a brake.

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Habitat Restoration Work in Preserves

Discover more about the work we do to restore habitat to its natural state to encourage native plant growth and benefit native wildlife.

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Blackwell Family Campground Now Open for the Season

Take a minivacation right here in DuPage County when you spend a night under the stars at our Blackwell family campground.

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Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks While Outdoors

Don't let ticks keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Follow these simple, common-sense ways to protect yourself from ticks throughout the year.

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The Hidden History of Burlington Park as Chicago's Recreation Destination

Discover how a railroad line helped transform Burlington Park into a  recreation destination for Chicagoans in the late 1880s.

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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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