We're Thankful for Our Volunteers

Volunteers contribute more than 52,000 service hours to DuPage forest preserves, centers and programs.

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#OptOutside on Nov. 23

See our top 10 things to do to #optoutside in DuPage Forest Preserves.

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Be a Committee Member

Join a committee to help us explore uses for the Greene Farm barn at Greene Valley Forest Preserve.

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Give the Gift of Nature

Help support key forest preserve projects and animals this #GivingTuesday.

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It's Prescribed Burn Season

Prescribed burns keep invasive plants in-check and improve conditions for native species.

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Connect to Nature in Your Forest Preserves


Woman Finds Peace and Healing in Nature

Taking photos of nature and wildlife inspires a woman's courage to cope during an illness.


Join a Ranger-Led Hike  at Waterfall Glen

Learn all you ever wanted to know about nature and this preserve at the "Ranger Discovery Hike".


Get Turkey Tidbits for Your Thanksgiving Table

Jenny, jake or poult? Impress your holiday guests with tales of wild turkey facts and fiction.

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!

Reserve Facility
Purchase Permit