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McKinley Woods Winter Scenery by Jim Kloss
Girls Eating Smores by Glenn P. Knoblock
Frozen Grass by Sarah Agent
Little Girl on Snowy Path
Geese at Lake Renwick by Joe Wittenkeller
Girl and Dog by Glenn P. Knoblock
Ice Pellets on Water by Brittany Matejko
Boy Sledding by Glenn P. Knoblock
Highlights - Forest Preserve  Features
Musher Mania Musher Mania
Enjoy the wonders of winter at our annual all-ages dog-sledding program at Monee Reservoir on January 10! Read More >>
USAgain Textile Recycling USAgain Textile Recycling
Recycle your used clothes, shoes, towels, and bedding with the Forest Preserve and USAgain at locations throughout Will County! Read More >>
Leave No Child Inside Leave No Child Inside
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is taking action to reverse the dangerous trends created by children's disconnection from nature. Read More >>
Prescribed Burning Prescribed Burning
The Forest Preserve is performing prescribed burns to restore natural resources throughout Will County through mid-April. Read More >>
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Events and Announcements
Holiday Closures:
Visitor Centers have closures and special hours for the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. Preserves and trails are closed Christmas Day. More

2015 Permits:
Learn about permits for picnics, camping, and dog parks for 2015. More

Hickory Creek Bikeway Closure:
A portion of the Hickory Creek Bikeway in Mokena is closed for trail repairs. More

Lambs Woods Closure:
Lambs Woods in Lockport is closed through spring 2015 for site improvements. More

Joliet Junction Trail Closure:
A portion of the Joliet Junction Trail in Rockdale is closed due to bridge damage by a trail derailment. More

Chicago Wilderness Award:
The District has been honored by Chicago Wilderness for restoration of Hickory Creek Barrens in New Lenox. More

Deer Management Program:
The District's Deer Management Program for 2014-2015 is taking place from December through March. More

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