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Blackwell Forest Preserve Fleet Management Building Project
A new 16-bay fleet building at Blackwell Forest Preserve will provide almost 29,000 square feet for the maintenance and repair of District vehicles and equipment...
Blackwell Forest Preserve Off-Leash Dog Area Tree Removal
Ash trees infected by emerald ash borers were removed over the 2014-15 winter.
Blackwell Forest Preserve Water Main Extension
The District is moving forward with plans to install a water main extension to provide municipal water to Blackwell facilities along Mack Road. Construction should begin in summer 2016 and be completed by fall 2016.
Churchill Woods: Babcock Grove & Churchill Prairie Restoration
Work begins in December 2015 to restore Babcock Grove and connect it with the adjacent Church Prairie Nature Preserve in Glen Ellyn.
Danada Visitors Enhancements
The District proposed implementing additional accessories, trails, and landscaping as part of the overall master plan...
District Wide CIP Stormwater Management Enhancements Project
District works to improve water quality and enhance the aesthetics of the preserves.
District Wide Trail Signage
New navigational signage planned for Fullersburg Woods, Danada, Herrick Lake and St. James Farm.
Dunham Forest Preserve Parking Lot, Scenic Overlook and Trail
The Forest Preserve District is taking steps to install parking lot, scenic overlook and trail at Dunham Forest Preserve.
Dunham Wetland and Prairie Restoration
The Forest Preserve District and its partners are continuing to restore 212 acres of prairies and wetlands at Dunham Forest Preserve, including 11 acres funded by Canadian National and 30 acres by DuPage County Stormwater Management.
Fullersburg Woods Ben Fuller House
In 2015, the State of Illinois suspended their portion of the funding for the project. As a result, the District's Board of Commissioners suspended plans to prepare the Ben Fuller House for public use until future funds become available to complete the work.
Fullersburg Woods Graue Mill Structural Improvements Project
Due to unfavorable bid results in August 2015, the project will be rebid in Winter 2015/2016 with construction expected to occur in 2016. The historic gristmill is currently closed for the season.
Fullersburg Woods Lighting and Electrical Improvements
New parking lot and site lighting improvements are proposed for Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve to accommodate night events.
Hawk Hollow and Mallard Lake: County Farm Road Bridge and Trail Improvements
In September 2013, the District entered into a Professional Services contract with TranSystems for Phase I and II engineering of the County Farm Road Bridge and Trail Improvements project at both Mallard Lake and Hawk Hollow Forest Preserves.
Hidden Lake Forest Preserve Picnic Shelter
The District will construct a 50-person picnic shelter at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve this spring.
Hidden Lake: Invasive Zebra Mussels Found at Eagle Lake
Anglers can do their part to prevent the spread of zebra mussels at Eagle Lake.
Mallard Lake: Invasive Zebra Mussels Found at Mallard Lake
Anglers asked to take steps to prevent spread.
McDowell Grove Entrance Road Bridge Replacement and Trail Improvements
In 2016, the District began engineering design for the replacement of the McDowell Grove entrance bridge.
McKee House at Churchill Woods
The District is conducting an architectural study on the McKee House at Churchill Woods to determine costs for renovation...
North Central Regional Trail – Pratt’s Wayne Woods Segment
When complete, 35-mile long regional bicycle trail will connect the Elgin Branch of the Illinois Prairie Path to the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Schaumburg Bikeway System.
Oak Meadows Golf Improvements
The District will begin master plan construction at Oak Meadows Golf Course in summer 2015.
Oldfield Oaks Off-Leash Dog Area
District plans to construct an off-leash dog area at Oldfield Oaks.
Policy on Development, Preservation and Operation of Historic Structures
View the Office of Land Mangement's presentation.
Spring Brook Watershed Enhancement
The Spring Brook Watershed Enhancement is a large-scale restoration project along 2.3 miles of Spring Brook.
Springbrook Prairie: Cooperative Invasive-Species-Control Program
Invasive flowering rush populations treated at Springbrook Prairie...
St. James Farm Indoor Riding Arena Improvements
Improvements to the St. James Farm indoor riding arena are part of the first phase of the preserve's master plan.
St. James Farm: Water And Sewer Improvements
In May 2013, the District entered into a Professional Services contract with Strand Associates for Phase I, II and III engineering for the St. James Farm Water and Sewer Improvements project.
Warrenville Grove River Corridor Restoration
Invasive brush maintenance continues in several areas at Warrenville Grove along the river.
Waterfall Glen: Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Habitat Restoration
The District is part of a team to identify conservation measures for the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Habitat Restoration Project at Waterfall Glen.
West Branch DuPage River Trail: Blackwell to West DuPage Woods
The District is working to completea segment of the 23-mile long regional trail from West DuPage Woods in West Chicago to Channahon in Will County.
West Branch Regional Trail: Timber Ridge And West Branch Forest Preserves
The Forest Preserve District is working cooperatively with the Village of Carol Stream and the Wayne Township Road District to complete a critical missing segment in the West Branch Regional Trail from Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in West Chicago to West Branch Forest Preserve in Carol Stream.
West Branch Regional Trail: Winfield Mounds To West DuPage Woods
Over the past several years, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the village of Winfield, and Winfield Riverwalk Committee have been working cooperatively on the development of a segment of the West Branch Regional Trail that will connect residents to Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve, West DuPage Woods Forest Preserve, Wynwood Park, Lions Park, Oakwood Park, downtown Winfield, the Winfield Metra Station, Winfield Riverwalk and Central DuPage Hospital.
Blackwell Alternative Fuel Station Improvements Phase 2
Brewster Creek Headwaters Project - Bartlett
Danada Solar-Energy and Lighting Improvements
Danada Visitor Gardens
Districtwide Trail Amenities Project — Phase 2
Fullersburg Woods Flat Bridge Replacement
Greene Farm Barn at Greene Valley
Greene Valley: Off-Leash Dog Area Improvements
Herrick Lake Forest Preserve Improvements
Illinois to Treat for Gypsy Moth Beginning June 24
Kline Creek Farm Honey-Processing Facility
Mallard Lake: Invasive Shoreline Vegetation Treatment Continues
Mayslake Off-Leash Dog Area Improvements
McDowell Grove: West Branch DuPage River Flood Control and Re-Meander Project
McDowell Grove: West Branch DuPage River Habitat Restoration and Hydraulic Improvements Project
New Trail at the East Branch Off-Leash Dog Area
North Central DuPage Regional Trail / Woodland Hawk Update
Oak Meadows Golf Preserve Master Plan
Phase One Development Improvements at Mallard Lake Forest Preserve
Pratt's Wayne Woods Model Airfield and Hawk Hollow Off-Leash Dog Area
Raptor Rehabilitation Cage at Willowbrook Forest Preserve
Recreational Improvements at Blackwell Forest Preserve
Regional Trail Segment at Timber Ridge
Remediation Along Kress Creek and West Branch of the DuPage River
Salt Creek Access Improvements Project
Sawmill Creek Erosion Stabilization and Overlook
Songbird Slough Trail Improvements
Springbrook Prairie and Belleau Woods Receive Nature Preserve Designation
St. James Farm Master Plan Executive Summary (Updated April 6, 2010)
St. James Farm Forest Preserve Trail Improvements Project
St. James Farm Forest Preserve: Spring Brook Creek Restoration
St. James Farm: New Entrance, Parking, Trails and Plaza
Timber Ridge Forest Preserve Enhancements
Trail Improvements at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve
Urban Stream Research Center at Blackwell Forest Preserve
Warrenville Grove Public-Access Improvements — Phase 3
Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve Trail Signage
Waterfall Glen: Kettle Woods and Musk Turtle Marsh
Waterfall Glen: Trail Improvements at Musk Turtle Marsh
West Branch Baker House Foundation Repairs
West Branch Riverway Trail
West Branch: Invasive Zebra Mussel Control Study
West Branch: Klein Fen, River Restoration And Wetland Mitigation Project
Willowbrook Master Plan
Willowbrook Wildlife Center Master Plan — Phase 1 Improvements
Zebra Mussels Confirmed in West Branch Lakes
East Branch Off-Leash Dog Area Improvements
Hidden Lake Parking Lot and Trail Improvements
Lemont Road Trailhead and Parking Lot at Improvements Waterfall Glen
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