Also starting Sept. 13, the Friends will share stories over four days on the District’s
about the District’s efforts to conserve the federally endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly, the need for an improved wildlife rehabilitation clinic and visitor center at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, and the return of wildlife to a restored Spring Brook at Blackwell Forest Preserve.
“Your donation is an investment for the future of your DuPage forest preserves, because it will help support the restoration of those wild areas frequented by more than 6.3 million visitors each year,” said Larry Larson, the Friends’ board vice chair. “It will also protect the wildlife the Forest Preserve District manages and replenishes to ensure healthy ecosystems for visitors’ enjoyment now and into the future.”
DuPage Forest Preserve District President Daniel Hebreard agreed. “We are grateful to the Friends for its efforts to help raise funds in support of the Forest Preserve District’s mission to restore habitats and sustain wildlife while providing programs to connect people to nature,” Hebreard said.