Last Call to Get Your Tickets

"A Night for Nature" ticket sales are now extended online through September 17!

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Explore Gentleman Farmers

Discover the important role they played in the DuPage forest preserves.

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Celebrate Oaktober in our preserves!

Register for one or more of our Oaktober programs.

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Catch Nature

Find out where we've been catching nature and how you can, too!

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Give the Gift of "Get Outdoors"

Purchase a gift card for DuPage forest preserve equipment rentals, programs, permits or merchandise.

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Enter Your Photo in the Discovery Challenge


Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Naturopathic Doctor Enjoys Discovering Plants in Preserves

Lorinda Sorensen enjoys trekking through DuPage forest preserves in search of unique native plants to learn more about.


Bald Eagle Reunited with Family Along Des Plaines River

A bald eagle whose wings were covered in a sludge-like substance returns home after being treated at Willowbrook Wildlife Center.


Free Wood Chips Available at Blackwell Nursery Sept. 21

Let us help you spruce up your landscaping with free wood chips available at Blackwell Nursery on Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Blanding's Turtles Raised by Shedd Released in DuPage Forest Preserves

Shedd Aquarium releases its first  Blanding's turtle hatchlings in DuPage forest preserves since joining District's program to help endangered turtles. 

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View the Weekly West Nile Virus Monitoring Report

District staff have been monitoring a number of forest preserve sites for West Nile virus throughout the summer. Find out more about their findings.


Active Algae Bloom Under Way at Songbird Slough in Itasca

Visitors should use caution to stay safe from potential harmful effects of a blue green algae bloom at Songbird Slough Forest Preserve in Itasca.

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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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