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2021 Permits on Sale Now!

Customers encouraged to buy online, remotely due to COVID-19.

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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


Discover Winter's Wonderful Lineup of Exclusives in DuPage Preserves

Bundle up and explore DuPage forest preserves in the winter to see if you can spot these animals and features that are found only at this time of year.


District Expert Tells You How to Keep Your Pets Safe from Coyotes 

Discover how to keep your  pets safe from coyotes and safely coexist with them in this blog by District ecologist Dan Thompson.


Start a New Chapter with the Mayslake Peabody's Pages Book Club 

Read three books and engage in lively discussions in this online book club that explores nature, art and history as it relates to the natural world.


New Laser Helps Willowbrook Provide Pain Relief to Injured Wildlife

New tool delivers pain relief and stimulates tissue healing and regeneration in Willowbrook's native wildlife patients.


We Bring Nature to You! Ways to Enjoy Nature Right at Home

If you can't make it to our preserves, we've got ways for you to connect to nature from your home or in your own backyard.


District Engineer Devises System to Stop Spread of Zebra Mussel

District civil engineer Chris Welch tweaks Russian method of zebra mussel control to keep the aquatic invasives out of the West Branch DuPage River.

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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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