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  • Winfield seeking land for proposed dog park May 27, 2014 5:09 PM
    If the Winfield Park District builds a new dog park, it appears unlikely the land for the project will come from the forest preserve. DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners next week are scheduled to vote on the park’s request to use 4.5 acres in the western portion of West DuPage Woods Forest Preserve to build and operate an off-leash dog park. The proposed site is next to Wynwood Park.

     
  • Horses, tractors and dogs kick off St. James fun May 24, 2014 7:13 PM
    St. James Farm kicked off the summer season Saturday with picture perfect weather for its annual Family Field Day in Warrenville. “The idea is to bring you back out in the forest preserve, where you can see hundreds of acres of green space,” said Wayne Zaininger, manager of site operations for the St. James Farm, part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Saturday’s attendance was somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000, Zaininger added.

     
  • Boat rental areas open in DuPage May 16, 2014 10:20 AM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve's two boat rental areas are open for the season.

     
  • Naperville 12-year-old planning 5K for Celiac research May 28, 2014 12:49 PM
    For some running enthusiasts, planning 5Ks and other races is a full-time job. For 12-year-old Alex Morris of Naperville, it’s a bat mitzvah service project and a way to raise money for a disease she was diagnosed with last year. “We wanted to make more people aware of Celiac disease, so since I love running, I decided to do a 5K,” Alex said.

     
  • Tollway funding creek restoration near Warrenville May 5, 2014 3:33 PM
    A stretch of creek that runs for more than a half-mile through St. James Farm Forest Preserve near Warrenville is slated to be restored, thanks to a $2 million contribution from the state tollway authority.

     
  • The Soapbox May 3, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors speak up about the Arlington racetrack's remarkable anniversary and about suburban ties to a possible Loyola NCAA championship, among other topics.

     
  • COD and forest preserve may partner to save ‘farm’ May 1, 2014 4:20 PM
    A small "community farm" that existed for years on the College of DuPage campus could find a new home at a nearby forest preserve. There's no longer any space for the COD Community Education Farm on the college's Glen Ellyn campus. But there is talk of relocating the farm to a roughly 1-acre plot of existing farmland at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton.

     
  • DuPage forest district offers geocache program May 1, 2014 12:59 PM
    Outdoor explorers can hunt for eight caches hidden in DuPage County forest preserves and earn passport stickers toward winning a trackable geocoin as part of the forest district's 2014 Geocaching Challenge Passport program.

     
  • Interactive tool helps visitors enjoy forest preserves Apr 29, 2014 10:02 AM
    The DuPage County Forest Preserve District is inviting nature enthusiasts, teachers and students to enrich their time outdoors this spring through an interactive tool on its website, Observe Your Preserve.

     
  • Injured eagle recovers, flies to freedom near Wayne Apr 25, 2014 5:01 PM
    Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury wanted to see “freedom fly.” On Friday, she got her wish when the DuPage County Forest Preserve District released a bald eagle found injured in her town two months ago. The eagle had suffered a wound from a BB gun, leaving a pellet lodged in its wing.

     
  • DuPage forest preserve district developing strategic plan Apr 21, 2014 3:02 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve District officials are seeking public feedback for its strategic plan, which is being created to help the district establish its direction for the next three to five years. A public opinion survey has been posted online, and six community meetings have been scheduled.

     
  • Learn how to ‘green clean your home’ Apr 7, 2014 12:56 PM
    DuPage County residents can learn about environmentally friendly solutions to home cleaning at "Homemade 101" on Wednesday, April 9, at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center.

     
  • DuPage forest preserve fights encroachments Apr 2, 2014 5:30 AM
    For some homeowners, having property adjacent to a forest preserve isn’t enough. They decide to treat forest preserve land like its their own. So the DuPage County Forest Preserve District is doing what it can to take its land back.

     
  • Celebrate nature throughout April with ‘Eco 30’ program Mar 21, 2014 12:35 PM
    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites area residents to celebrate Earth Day throughout April with activities at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook.

     
  • DuPage forest district offers summer camps for kids Mar 20, 2014 10:42 AM
    A variety of summer camps for kids are offered by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

     
  • DuPage Forest Preserve officers rescued woman who fell through ice Mar 19, 2014 2:25 PM
    DuPage Forest Preserve District police officer Lou Addante and dispatcher Kathy Pondelicek were honored by the district’s board of commissioners for their parts in the March 12 rescue of a preserve visitor who went through the ice on a pond at East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights.

     
  • Start of rainbow trout season just around corner Mar 19, 2014 8:33 AM
    The spring rainbow trout season will open at 6 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at three DuPage County Forest Preserve District lakes: Pickerel Lake at Pratt’s Wayne Woods in Wayne; Grove Lake at Wood Dale Grove in Wood Dale; and Silver Lake at Blackwell in Warrenville.

     
  • Cantore breezes to primary win for DuPage forest president Mar 19, 2014 10:34 AM
    Joe Cantore was the runaway victor Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Unofficial results show Cantore with 52,546 votes and Mary Lou Wehli with 28,951.

     
  • Plenty of hot DuPage County primary races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Voters in Tuesday’s DuPage County primary will pick their party’s nominees for numerous county, state and congressional seats to advance to the November general election. Here’s a look at some of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

     
  • Forest president candidates focus on their differences Mar 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    With days left before Tuesday’s primary, the two Republicans hoping to become the next president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission are making their case for why they should be the GOP nominee. For candidate Mary Lou Wehrli, that involves stressing the differences between herself and her opponent, Joe Cantore.

     
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