Keep it Local on #GivingTuesday!

Support DuPage forest preserves with your #GivingTuesday donation on Nov. 30.

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Think Twice Before Raking Leaves.

Save time and money by mulching and placing them in your flowerbeds instead.

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Downed Tree? Flooded Trail?

Click 'Report a Concern' and let us know about areas in need of our attention.

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Lend a Hand at our Volunteer Restoration Workdays!

Help improve a forest preserve prairie or woodland.

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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


We're Thankful for Our Dedicated, Big-Hearted Crew of Volunteers 

We can't say "Thank You" enough to our hard-working, fun-loving volunteers who donate their time and talents to DuPage forest preserves.


District Begins Fall Prescription Burn Season to Benefit Native Habitats

Specially trained crews will be conducting prescription burns at selected sites in DuPage forest preserves. in coming weeks.


Why You May See More Coyotes in Winter 

Coyotes are more visible this time of year as young ones leave their parents in search of mates and territories to call their own.


Let's Talk Turkey: Surprising Tidbits About This Popular Bird

For a lot of people, it's turkey time. So take some time to find out more about the wild turkeys that call DuPage forest preserves home.


Connect to Nature from Home with  Games, Puzzles, Relaxing Videos

Can't make it to our preserves? We've got lots of fun ways you can connect to nature right from your home or in your own backyard.


Drivers Reminded to Be on Alert for Deer Crossing Roadways

Motorists are reminded to be on the lookout for these 200-pound animals crossing roadways near forest preserves and wooded areas this time of year.

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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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