Support Wild Areas and Wildlife

Your gift will help restore habitats and protect wildlife in your DuPage forest preserves.

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Find out how to keep up with what's happening in the preserves.

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See Something in Need of Attention?

Use our Report a Concern app to let us know!

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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


Take a Deep Breath and Try These Five Ways to Relax in Nature

Life can be stressful, but let us help you  take a deep breath, immerse yourself in nature, relax and recharge in DuPage forest preserves.

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Monarch Butterflies Start Long Journey South for Winter

Late summer and early fall is peak time for monarch activity as they prepare for the long migration south to the forests of central Mexico.


DuPage Art League 'Capturing Nature' Exhibit Runs through Sept. 25

Explore nature-themed artwork by members of the DuPage Art League at Mayslake's first in-person art exhibit since the pandemic.

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Explore the Hidden History of The Preserve at Oak Meadows

Discover the historical beginnings of this Addison golf preserve and how it's been a gateway for history, memories and a healthy environment. 


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.


See the Weekly West Nile Virus Monitoring Report for DuPage County

View the results of the District's weekly West Nile virus monitoring program, from samples at various DuPage forest preserves in the summer. 

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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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