Calling All Kids!

Grab a fishing pole and join us for the Just for Kids Fishing Derby June 12.

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A Year in Review

Take a look back at 2021 in DuPage forest preserves

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Look but Don't Take!

Reminder that foraging for plants in the preserves is illegal.

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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

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Public Invited to Provide Input June 11 or Online on 3 Preserve Master Plans

Public feedback is being sought June 11 or online for proposed master plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley and Waterfall Glen forest preserves.

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Motorists Reminded to Watch for Turtles Crossing Roads this Spring

Turtles are more likely to be crossing roadways through mid-July, so motorists are reminded to use caution and give them a brake.

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Mayslake Hall to Close May 31 for Yearlong Exterior Improvements

Historic Mayslake Hall will close for up to a year starting May 31 for major exterior improvements. The surrounding preserve will remain open.

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6 Easy Tips for Successful Composting in Your Backyard

We offer these easy tips to create a successful composting system in your yard in celebration of Learn About Composting Day on May 29.

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Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks While Outdoors

Don't let ticks keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Follow these simple, common-sense ways to protect yourself from ticks throughout the year.

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The Hidden History of Burlington Park as Chicago's Recreation Destination

Discover how a railroad line helped transform Burlington Park into a  recreation destination for Chicagoans in the late 1880s.

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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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