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Bluebells by Jim Kloss
Child and Dog at Easter Egg Hunt by Glenn P. Knoblock
Butterfly by Gail Peterson
Family at Island Rendezvous by Glenn P. Knoblock
Female Cardinal by Jim Kloss
Girls Volunteering by Glenn P. Knoblock
Spring Scenery by Susan Shanley
Family Flying a Kite by Glenn P. Knoblock
Highlights - Forest Preserve  Features
The Preserves, in 15 Amazing Sunsets The Preserves, in 15 Amazing Sunsets
There are ample opportunities to capture the perfect shot - or just enjoy someone else's photographic work. Read More >>
[VIDEO] Skunk Cabbage [VIDEO] Skunk Cabbage
This stinky little plant is one of the first to pop up after winter, and it can do some amazing things. Such as melt snow. Read More >>
Prescribed Burns: What You Should Know Prescribed Burns: What You Should Know
It's a vital tool in restoration and has many benefits when done for specific purposes. Read More >>
The Citizen Newsletter
Flowery Spring Show is Underway Flowery Spring Show is Underway
Each year an amazing natural spectacle unfolds in the forest preserves of Will County, and that dance has already begun. Read More >>
Join Us for a Volunteer Workday Join Us for a Volunteer Workday
Help improve the forest preserves by gathering valuable seeds or removing invasive species. Read More >>
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Events and Announcements
Forest Preserve Boating Season Launches April 1:
The moment anglers and boaters have been waiting for all winter has finally arrived. More

Plainfield Woman Wins Wonders of Water Photo Contest:
After all of the online votes were counted Friday, Plainfield resident Robin Kosiek's photo of a tiny water drop made a big splash by taking first place in the Forest Preserve's Wonders of Water photo contest. More

Will County Added to Gypsy Moth Quarantine List:
Will County will be added to the Illinois Department of Agriculture's gypsy moth quarantine program sometime this spring. More

Tree Removal Along Wauponsee Glacial Trail:
Invasive tree species along the Wauponsee Glacial Trail will be removed and wood chipped on Friday, March 31. More

District Seeks Buyer for Surplus Mobile Home:
The 2005, 30-by-60 foot mobile home is being sold as part of the District's building disposal program. More

Pet Owners: Information About Leptospirosis:
As warmer weather moves into the Midwest, the Forest Preserve District would like to make you aware of a serious disease, Leptospirosis, which can affect dog owners and their pets. More

Five Ways Nature Can Keep You Healthy:
We all have heard that spending time in nature can be good for us but here's some top reasons why, and how a growing collection of research seems to be providing some proof. More

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