Winter 2019 Conservationist

News & Notes

Give the Gift of Nature

Looking for a gift for someone who has everything? Want an easy way to pay for DuPage forest preserve summer camps? Get a Forest Preserve District gift card! 

The Forest Preserve District is offering these new cards as a way to pay for (or give) programs, equipment rentals and cool merchandise. Buy yours through Visitor Services at 630-933-7248 or forest@dupageforest.org or at any Forest Preserve District education center. Interested in golf? Get golf gift cards at DuPageGolf.com.

 

Collections Corner

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A mastodon tooth from the Forest Preserve District’s artifacts collection is on display through January at Bartlett Village Hall. The tooth, which was discovered at Pratt’s Wayne Woods Forest Preserve in 2005, is part of a Bartlett History Museum exhibit celebrating the state’s bicentennial. In February the prehistoric piece will return to the collection for inspection and cleaning to ready it for display at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center

Read how the Forest Preserve District cares for its entire collection in “Not So Hidden Treasures”, and check out “Collections Corner” in upcoming issues of The Conservationist for additional artifact features.

 

2019 Annual Permits

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Purchase 2019 annual permits for off-leash dog areas, private watercraft, and model boats and aircraft online 24/7 at dupageforest.org. Just click “Registration & Permits” and “Purchase Permits,” scroll to the one you want, click “Add to Cart,” and follow the instructions. You’ll receive your permit via U.S. mail.

Interested in picnic or family camping sites? You can make reservations 24/7 at dupageforest.org up to a year in advance. For details call Visitor Services at 630-933-7248 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Image iStock.com/goja1

 

NEW! Before and After Summer Camp Care

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New for 2019, the Forest Preserve District is offering supervised lunches and playtime before and after select summer camps. This option extends kids’ camp experiences and gives grown-ups more drop-off and pickup times. Check out our summer camp lineup at dupageforest.org/camps for complete details.

 

Many Thanks 

The Forest Preserve District thanks the donors who contributed to its efforts between Aug. 13 and Nov. 25. To learn how contributions of financial support can benefit the District, visit dupageforest.org/donate.

To give to the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraising arm of the District, visit dupageforestgiving.org/donate/designated-gifts.

Gifts of Note
John Schroeder $1,000 — Danada Equestrian Center
Judith Anderson $500 — Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Daniel Brink $500 — Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Joel Herning $500 — Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Kathy Loth $500 — Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Gifts of Note to the Friends of the Forest Preserve District
Mary J. Demmon Private Foundation $5,047.79 — Danada Equestrian Center
Anonymous $5,000 — Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Elizabeth I. Crown and Bill Wallace $5,000 — Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Larry Larson $3,940 — Natural Resources, Adopt a Blanding’s Turtle, West Chicago Prairie restoration, Willowbrook Wildlife Center and greatest needs
Medical Business Associates Inc. $3,000 — Tribute bench at Fullersburg Woods
Domtar Inc. $2,500 — Fish stocking at Mallard Lake
Kenneth and Linda Bradley $1,895 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Scott and Peggy Hardek $1,285 — Natural Resources, Willowbrook Wildlife Center and greatest needs
The Richard Laurence Parish Foundation $1,000 — Greatest needs
Bruce “Zink” and Martha Sanders $1,000 — Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Marilyn Schweitzer $1,000 — Natural Resources, Willowbrook Wildlife Center and greatest needs
Valassis Direct Mail Inc. $1,000 — Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Brian and Dana Battle $900 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
MC Squared Energy Services LLC $900 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
V3 Companies Ltd. $900 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
WBK Engineering $900 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
William (II) and Patricia Smith $890 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
David and A. Arlene DeMotte $750 — West Chicago Prairie restoration project
Elaine Jans $750 — Greatest needs
Tim Whelan $720 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Cantore Enterprises $715 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Timothy Elliott $700 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Beth Gordon $650 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Dennis and Cass Streicher $620 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Ray and Louise Vogt $620 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Keenan Ballo and Allison Finn $595 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Connie Schmidt $565 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Stephen and Heidi Johnson $520 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Mark and Jenise Koerner $520 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Pheasants Forever Inc. DuPage Chapter 782 $520 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Dawn Sullivan $520 — Natural Resources and Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Goldstein-McGrath Fund of the DuPage Foundation $500 — Willowbrook Wildlife Center