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

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2023 Permits Are On Sale Now

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

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Get Ready for a Flurry of Winter Fun!

Forest preserves offer places to cross-country ski, snow tube, ice fish and more.

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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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Top 5 Best Trails for Winter Hikes

Don't let the cold and snow keep you cooped up! Winter is a great time to explore the DuPage forest preserves.

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Newly Elected Forest Preserve District Board Sworn In

The Forest Preserve District's six commissioners and president have taken their oaths of office.

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Play It Safe in the Outdoors This Winter

Follow a few simple steps to keep yourself safe during outdoor activities this winter.

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Among the Leaves So Green: Victorian Holiday Traditions

Many modern holiday customs began in the 19th century, when there was a growing fascination with winter. 

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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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Stayin' Alive: How Wildlife Survive Winter

Learn about the various survival strategies wildlife use to endure DuPage County's cold, blustery winters. 

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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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