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Community Partners

Be a Community Partner

The Forest Preserve District stewards nearly 26,000 acres for the residents of DuPage. Within those landscapes are 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, 31 lakes, and seven centers to develop and maintain. And it can’t do it alone.

The Friends of the Forest Preserve District builds relationships with like-minded individuals who appreciate the beauty, benefits, and importance of the forest preserves — volunteers, outdoor enthusiasts, civic groups, foundations and corporations. And community partners like you.

Our Community, Your Brand

A community partnership with the Friends provides recognition for your company’s support of natural areas year-round and offers opportunities to engage your employees at the DuPage forest preserves.

Your contributions will benefit the Forest Preserve District’s mission and master plan, supplementing tax revenue for the benefit of the DuPage community.

Interested in becoming our community partner? Call us at 630-871-6400.

Partnership Levels & Benefits


Sponsor a Special Event

An Evening With Geoffrey Baer
$1,000 Sponsorship

April 4 • 6 – 8 p.m.
Mayslake Peabody Estate • Oak Brook

Native Plant Presale & Sale
$500 Sponsorship
May 16 • 3 – 6 p.m.
Mayslake Peabody Estate • Oak Brook

Nature After Hours
$500 Sponsorship
June 20 • 4 – 7 p.m.
Herrick Lake • Wheaton

A Night for Nature
$1,000 Sponsorship

Sept. 12 • 5 – 8:30 p.m.
St. James Farm • Warrenville

Interested in sponsoring a special event? Call us at 630-871-6400.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits


"For me, philanthropy is a sense of social responsibility and a way to give back where I can. I am thankful to be in a position to help support causes or lend my time."

Financial Advisor Mike Dyer
Edward Jones

Corporate Workdays

Gather your corporate group for a workday at a DuPage forest preserve. 

Two- to three-hour workdays include activities like picking up litter, gardening, removing invasive plants, and collecting native seeds. Round out your workday experience with a picnic shelter reservation.

Corporations can also make long-term commitments to specific forest preserve sites.

Call 630-933-7233.


Corporate Outings

Plan your corporate outing at a forest preserve, and round out your experience with a program for your employees.

Event Spaces

Rent a space for your corporate meeting, conference or seminar. 

With Special Thanks to Our Partners

G. Carl Ball Family Foundation
BNSF Railway Foundation
Chicago Fire
CNH Industrial
The Conservation Foundation

Mary J. Demmon Private Foundation
Domtar Paper Company
The DuPage Foundation

Ecolab Foundation
Edward Jones — Financial Advisor: Mike Dyer
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
Navistar, Inc.
Republic Bank of Chicago
Rice Lake Square
TC Energy
Wheaton Bank & Trust

General Info

Partnership & Philanthropy
Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
3S580 Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60189