Emerald Ash Borer Information

Prescribed burns underway

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Fall 2015 burn areas

IMAGE: Prescribed burn at forest preserve
Each fall and spring, the District conducts prescribed burns across prairies, woodlands and wetlands in an effort to improve or maintain the ecological health of the preserves. These carefully controlled, monitored burns are conducted by fully trained staff. We monitor the weather and wait until conditions are right, to minimize the chance of smoke blowing toward homes and roads. Staff also notifies neighboring residents, so that those with health concerns can avoid the smoke. Additional information is available on our Fall 2015 burn list and on social media, here.

Winter Solstice Campfire

Monday, Dec. 21; 4-5:30 p.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

LeRoy Oakes
IMAGE: Winter Solstice Campfire program
Gather around a campfire with us as the sun sets on the shortest day of the year. Learn about the winter solstice as naturalists tell stories from different cultures. All ages are welcome to herald the return of the sun, as longer days follow! Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email us to register.

Combined Forest Preserve & County Board Meeting Calendar