Six Easy Tips for Successful Composting!

Build healthy soil, save landfill space and reduce energy use with composting.

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Top 5 Picks for the Perfect Picnic!

Plan your perfect picnic in DuPage forest preserves with helpful tips from our staff.

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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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Waterfall Glen Bluff Road Lot Closing July 5 for Improvements

Big things are coming to Waterfall Glen! Read about the temporary parking lot closure that will mean expanded features later this year.

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Flashing Fireflies Are a Sure Sign That Summer is Here  

Remember chasing fireflies as a kid? Discover some fun facts about these fascinating creatures that light up warm summer nights.

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Mayslake Hall Closed for Yearlong Exterior Improvements

Historic Mayslake Hall is closed until next year for major exterior improvements. The surrounding preserve remains open.

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Work Begins on Hidden Lake Forest Preserve Bridge Improvements

The historic bridge that provides access to Eagle Lake at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove is now closed for repairs.

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Discover How to Attract Swallowtails to Your Garden

We show you how to attract swallowtail butterflies to your garden by providing  host plants for their caterpillars and nectar plants for the adult butterflies.

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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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