Plant Local, Think Global

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

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And recharge your mind and body with us a DuPage forest preserve.

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Get Your 2019 Permits

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

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Register for a Camp

Registration for summer camps is now open to all residents!

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Read All About It

Read about fishing, nature play and native plants in the spring Conservationist, now available online.

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Join Us for the Spring Trout Season Opener on April 6 

Try your luck fishing for trout at the season opener on April 6 at our Blackwell, Pratt's Wayne Woods or Wood Dale Grove forest preserves' lakes.


Bring Your Kid to the Annual "Kids Trout Fishing Program" This Spring

Introduce your young angler to trout fishing at this pre-season event that's just for kids on March 30 at Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve.


Restoration Work on Creek is Moving to Blackwell Forest Preserve

A second phase of restoration work begins this spring on Spring Brook at Blackwell, affecting camping and trail access at the forest preserve.


Dig In With Natives for Your Garden at Home

Swap out annual flowers for natives — which are ideal low-maintenance options for today's manicured landscapes — in your garden.


Ponder These Points Before You Raise a Monarch Caterpillar at Home

Helping insects is a great thing! Our expert insect ecologist provides tips for raising a monarch caterpillar indoors before its release to the wild. 


Stay Fit With Our "Forest Fitness Walks" at DuPage Forest Preserves 

Enjoy the wonders of the preserves with a naturalist, and get some healthy exercise on these brisk walks that increase in distance every week.

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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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