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A Night for Nature

A Night for Nature

A Benefit for Wildlife and Wild Areas

Thursday, September 14 • 5:30 – 8 p.m.

St. James Farm Forest Preserve
Picnic Pavilion • 2S541 Winfield Road • Warrenville


A Night for Nature ticket sales are now closed. Please call 630-871-6400.

Our silent auction is now open.

Join the Forest Preserve District and Friends of the Forest Preserve District for A Night for Nature benefit to celebrate the beautiful wild areas and beloved wildlife of your DuPage forest preserves.

Mingle with our community partners, donors, and fellow nature enthusiasts during an enchanted evening with delicious eats and drinks.

  • Enjoy wagon-drawn tours of the newly restored McCormick Woods and Spring Brook
  • Listen to music by Anderlik, Otto, and Church 
  • Bid on nature-related items and forest preserve experiences
  • Connect to nature at a scenic preserve that abounds with wildlife, sculptures, and cultural history
Wheaton Lions and Edward Jones of Wheaton, community partners, and friends
Friends of Danada, a community partner
Wheaton Bank & Trust, a community partner
V3, a community partner

Nicor, a community partner

* Ages 21 and older. $100 per person. Business-casual or casual attire and comfortable footwear are recommended for this outdoor event. 

Your Ticket and Donation

Our annual benefit raises funds to accomplish the restoration of habitat in DuPage forest preserves and preservation of native wildlife who live in these healthy, restored areas.

More than 6.4 million visitors connect to nature at the preserves each year to exercise, relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy their favorite outdoor activities.

All proceeds from the event will advance the future restoration of prairies, woodlands and wetlands that contain a variety of native plants and support species-recovery programs, including the Blanding's turtle, freshwater mussels, and Hine's emerald dragonfly. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you're interested in sponsoring a special event with the Friends of the Forest Preserve District, contact Partnership & Philanthropy at 630-871-6400 or