Donate to Support Your DuPage Forest Preserves

A matching gift will make yours go twice as far through the end of the year.

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2023 Permits Go On Sale Dec. 1

Purchase permits for off-leash dog areas, private boating, the archery range, and model crafts

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Fall In Love With the Forest Preserves!

Check out our calendar of events for fall-themed fun!

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Dive Into the Fall Conservationist

Read about river otters and more!

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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On the Road This Fall? Watch for Deer!

Slow down and stay alert to avoid deer-vehicle collisions during breeding season.

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Important Trail Connection Completes North Central DuPage Regional Trail

The new 1.7-mile multipurpose trail at Pratt's Wayne Woods completes the 19.75-mile multi-agency project.

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Brush Up on Safety and Etiquette Tips for Sharing the Trails

Forest preserve trails are popular places in the fall. Refresh yourself on how to stay safe and courteous.

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Grant to Restore Woodland at Blackwell

A recent $2,000 grant from the DuPage Birding Club funds the planting of nearly 100 native trees to benefit birds. 

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Why You Might See More Coyotes This Time of Year

Coyote sightings increase when young leave the nest in search of mates and territories to call their own. 

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Wolf Spider: Friend or Foe?

They may look ominous due to their large, hairy bodies and big prominent eyes, but they're actually quite fascinating.

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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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