Keep it Local on #GivingTuesday!

Support DuPage forest preserves with your #GivingTuesday donation on Nov. 30.

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2022 Annual Permits Go on Sale Dec. 1!

Purchase permits for off-leash dog areas, private boating, archery range and model crafts.

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Downed Tree? Flooded Trail?

Click 'Report a Concern' and let us know about areas in need of our attention.

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Lend a Hand at our Volunteer Restoration Workdays!

Help improve a forest preserve prairie or woodland.

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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


Discover Why You May See More Coyotes in the Winter 

Coyotes are more visible this time of year as young ones leave their parents in search of mates and territories to call their own,


District Begins Fall Prescription Burn Season to Benefit Native Habitats

Specially trained crews will be conducting prescription burns at selected sites in DuPage forest preserves. in coming weeks.


Drivers Reminder to Be on Alert for Deer Crossing Roadways

Motorists are reminded to be on the lookout for these 200-pound animals crossing roadways near forest preserves and wooded areas this time of year.


Discover the Hidden History of Ancient Artifacts

Find out what you should do if you run across an object that may have historical significance on public land in Illinois.


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.


Explore What's Happening in the Dirt for World Soil Day Dec. 5

Soil is an ever-changing place of purpose, the skin of the earth. Explore the wonderful world of soil in celebration of World Soil Day Dec. 5.

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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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