Celebrate Earth Week

Lend a helping hand at a volunteer restoration workday this Earth Week at a DuPage forest preserve.

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Place Your Order Today

Native Plant Sale preorders are now open to the first 350 customers!

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Get Your Permits

Purchase annual permits for off-leash dog areas, boats, and water- or model crafts.

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Dig In With Natives

Swap out annual flowers with low-maintenance native plants at your home garden.

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If You Care, Leave Them There

Get advice about baby cottontails, birds, squirrels and more from our Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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Avid Birder Gives Back to Nurture Nature and Native Birds

Volunteer Glenn Gabanski combines a passion for birds and studying their habits as research to support native populations in DuPage forest preserves. 

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Join a Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Danada Equestrian Center

Hunt for eggs, meet Percheron horses and take a tractor-drawn hayride at the family-friendly "Horsin' Around Day" on April 20 at Danada Equestrian Center.

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Get in Some Nature Playtime With Your Child at a Forest Preserve

Exploring the woods with your child is good for a growing body, developing brain and building young social skills. And it's good for you, too!

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Go Birding to See Early Spring Migrants to the Forest Preserves

Join a naturalist-led hike to see how bird variety changes through spring at a "Bird Walk" on April 24 at Greene Valley Forest Preserve.

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Ecologist Gives Fishing Tips to Newcomers and Die Hards Alike

Whether you're a beginner or an avid fisherman, our fisheries-management ecologist's tips will help you find your favorite forest preserve fishing hole.

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Good or Bad: What's That Eating Your Plant, and What Can You Do About It?

Learn steps that can help you pinpoint what's chewing on your plant's leaves and more at the "Yikes! What's Wrong With My Plant" program on April 25.

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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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