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red tail hawk


Alert: Des Plaines River Trail

Several underpasses are temporarily closed due to flooding.

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Closure notices

For Lakewood and Lakewood Dog Area due to LCDOT road construction project.

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Annual permits

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Controlled burns

How, why and where we use fire in the forest preserves.



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What's New

Native Plant Sale Making garden plans? Our sale offers a wide selection to suit every yard. »

Increased coyote activity Mother coyotes and their pups have dens within most preserves from spring to early summer. »

Progress Update report Learn about our 2013 accomplishments. »

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