Goods From the Woods

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's Goods provide gear to help enjoy the outdoors, so get yours today! Stop by the Forest Preserve District headquarters, or order over the phone with Visa or Mastercard (shipping and handling extra). Call (630) 933-7248.

The District also offers options such as our tree or bench tribute programs for individuals who wish to make a donation to honor a loved one or commemorate a special event.  Each provides a connection with a wonderful natural landscape in one of DuPage County's forest preserves. For information on current opportunities, please call (630) 871-6400 or email fundraising@dupageforest.org.

Forest Preserve District Lanyard

Show off your off-leash-dog-area permit in style with your very own "DuPage Forest Preserves Are Doggone Fun" lanyard. White type on black nylon.

$3

Forest Preserve District Picnic Blanket

This water-resistant picnic blanket is made from 100% polyester-fleece material and has an adjustable shoulder strap with a handy zippered pocket in the flap.

$24

Forest Preserve District Stainless Steel Bottle

Gear up for a journey with this stainless steel water bottle. This 17 oz. BPA-free bottle includes a carabiner and leak proof lid.

$8

Forest Preserve Notecards

A set of four original forest preserve notecards. Photographs taken by local artist Gary Irving.

 

$4

Hiking Socks

Sizes: Mens (10 - 15), Womens (9 - 11)

$6

Ladies Socks

These new, eco-friendly ladies' socks were designed exclusively for the Forest Preserve District and feature native DuPage County wildflowers. They're made from a 75 percent soy material, which means they're cream colored and (if we may say so ourselves) extremely soft!
Size: medium

$6

Tribute Benches

The benches that line the trails and dot the wide-open spaces of the county's forest preserves encourage visitors to relax and reflect on the surrounding scenic landscapes. The District strives to find ideal locations for tribute benches, places that satisfy the wishes of the donor and the needs of forest preserve visitors. Each includes a nameplate and mailed notification to the honoree or honoree's family.  Tribute Bench2
 
Existing Bench $1,000
 A nameplate on an existing bench can be a personalized way to mark a favorite place.
 
Log Bench $1,500
 Handcrafted by Forest Preserve District staff from fallen timbers, this bench can be a fitting addtion to a rustic trail.
 
Recycled-Plastic Bench with concrete pad $2,500
 This durable, ecologically friendly bench can provide a comfortable rest stop for scores of daily visitors. 

Tribute Native Trees

Over 70 species of native trees grow within DuPage County's forest preserves. These trees provide visual beauty, offer habitat for wildlife and improve the quality of the air. They can also serve as living legacies.

Green Fund $500
 Individuals can support the Forest Preserve District's mission of conservation by making a donation to fund plantings and enhanced landscaping throughout the District.  Each donation includes an engraved leaf on a recognition board in the lobby of District headquarters in Wheaton and mailed notification to the honoree or honoree's family.
 Tribute Tree2
Marker for Existing Tree $1,500
 Donors may also choose to work with the District to identify existing trees for tributes.  With this option, a marker is placed near the tree, and the Forest Preserve district notifies the honoree or honoree's family.
 
Marker with New Tree Planting $2,500
 A 2.5- 3.5-inch-diameter tree will be planted in the spring or fall in a location mutually agreed upon by the donor and the District. The District will also place a marker near the tree and notify the honoree or the honoree's family.

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