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Support DuPage Forest Preserves on Giving Tuesday and Through 2022

Matching Opportunities Make Gifts to Friends Nonprofit Go Twice as Far
Support your DuPage forest preserves on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, through the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, and the Friends' board of directors will match total donations up to $5,000.
The Friends’ Giving Tuesday match demonstrates the nonprofit’s commitment to support the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and the agency's mission.

“The Forest Preserve District maintains, restores, and preserves all that we have in the forest preserves today, and it works to protect habitat for years to come,” said Friends board member Karyn Charvat. “Residents are lucky to have extensive trails, lakes and rivers, and open spaces to enjoy in DuPage County.”
Gifts to the Friends made on other days in November and December will be matched by community partner, Navistar, Inc. through the end of the year, up to $20,000. Navistar, Inc. is guided by a vision to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility and committed to supporting education, equity, and the environment in communities where its employees live and work.


People interested in supporting DuPage forest preserves can give by credit card online at or mail a check made payable to the Friends of the Forest Preserve District to 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189.
The Friends works with conservation-minded individuals, businesses, and organizations to support the Forest Preserve District throughout the year and invites support in many forms.
Businesses and civic groups can partner with the Friends to support the forest preserves and programs. Community partners receive the benefit of exposure to more than 6.2 million people who visit the forest preserves each year. To partner with the Friends, visit

For more information about the Friends, contact the partnership and philanthropy office at 630-871-6400 or
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 6.2 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers, and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, FacebookTwitterInstagram and TikTok pages.