We Want to Hear from You!

Share your ideas for future plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley and Waterfall Glen forest preserves.

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Have It At Herrick!

Plan your next party, field trip or outing at Herrick Lake.

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Find a Summer Camp for Kids!

Help kids connect to nature with fun day camps.

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Join Our Bioblitz June 21-27!

Help us identify DuPage County pollinators and raise awareness about these very important animals.

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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


Public Input Sought on Improvement Plans for Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Tell us what you think of our planned improvements for Willowbrook Wildlife Center so it can remain a national leader in wildlife rehabilitation.


Motorists Reminded to Use Caution to Avoid Turtles in Roadway This Spring

It's the time of year when turtles take to the streets in search of nesting sites. Do your part by slowing down and watching for them when driving.


Discover the Best Wildlife Dads as you Celebrate Father's Day This Year

We all know which dads rate in humans, but ever wonder which dads are kings in native wildlife? Find out which pops are tops among DuPage wildlife. 


Discover the Hidden History of Glacial Ridge at Churchill Woods

Explore the impact glaciers had on this little-known section of Churchill Woods Forest Preserve and how it once provided railroad service to Chicago.


Connect to Nature from Home with  Games, Puzzles, Relaxing Videos

Can't make it to our preserves? We've got lots of fun ways you can connect to nature right from your home or in your own backyard.


See the Weekly West Nile Virus Monitoring Report for DuPage County

View the results of the District's weekly West Nile virus monitoring program, from samples at various DuPage forest preserves in the summer. 

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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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