Plant Local, Think Global

Native Plant Sale preorders are now open for the first 350 customers!

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Relax

And recharge your mind and body with us a DuPage forest preserve.

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Get Your 2019 Permits

Purchase annual permits for off-leash dog areas, water- or model crafts.

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Register for a Camp

Registration for summer camps is now open to all residents!

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Read All About It

Read about fishing, nature play and native plants in the spring Conservationist, now available online.

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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Join Us for the Spring Trout Season Opener on April 6 

Try your luck fishing for trout at the season opener on April 6 at our Blackwell, Pratt's Wayne Woods or Wood Dale Grove forest preserves' lakes.

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Bring Your Kid to the Annual "Kids Trout Fishing Program" This Spring

Introduce your young angler to trout fishing at this pre-season event that's just for kids on March 30 at Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve.

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Restoration Work on Creek is Moving to Blackwell Forest Preserve

A second phase of restoration work begins this spring on Spring Brook at Blackwell, affecting camping and trail access at the forest preserve.

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Dig In With Natives for Your Garden at Home

Swap out annual flowers for natives — which are ideal low-maintenance options for today's manicured landscapes — in your garden.

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Ponder These Points Before You Raise a Monarch Caterpillar at Home

Helping insects is a great thing! Our expert insect ecologist provides tips for raising a monarch caterpillar indoors before its release to the wild. 

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Stay Fit With Our "Forest Fitness Walks" at DuPage Forest Preserves 

Enjoy the wonders of the preserves with a naturalist, and get some healthy exercise on these brisk walks that increase in distance every week.

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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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