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Ben Fuller House at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve
The District's Board of Commissioners awarded a professional-services contract to prepare the Ben Fuller House for public use.
Blackwell Forest Preserve Fleet Services 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...
Churchill Woods Wetland Restoration Project
The goal of the wetland enhancement project at Churchill Woods is to eradicate the reed canary grass monoculture from the wet prairie and sedge meadow areas...
Cooperative Invasive-Species-Control Program at Springbrook Prairie
Invasive flowering rush populations treated at Springbrook Prairie...
Danada Visitors Enhancements
The District proposed implementing additional accessories, trails, and landscaping as part of the overall master plan...
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.
Forest Preserve Aerial Treatments for Common Reed
The District will close some DuPage forest preserve areas for aerial treatment to common reed, an invasive plant.
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.
Hawk Hollow Off-Leash Dog Area And Pratt's Wayne Woods Model Airfield
In October of 2012, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County entered into a cooperative agreement with Canadian National Railways (CN) for the construction of certain improvements on District properties. The purpose of the agreement was to allow CN to fulfill certain regulatory requirements on District property as part of their Munger Connection project.
Mallard Lake: Invasive Shoreline Vegetation Treatment Continues
The District is using follow-up herbicide treatments to eliminate invasive common reed along Mallard Lake’s shore.
Mayslake Off-Leash Dog Area Improvements
Since this area at Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook opened in 1999, it’s been extremely popular. Increased use has created the need for improvements...
McDowell Grove, West Branch DuPage River Habitat Restoration And Hydraulic Improvements Project
The District and DuPage County Stormwater Management will begin a restoration project starting May 2013.
McKee House at Churchill Woods
The District is conducting an architectural study on the McKee House at Churchill Woods to determine costs for renovation...
New Entrance, Parking, Trails and Plaza at St. James Farm
Construction began in July 2012 on a new Winfield Road entrance 600 feet north of the existing one...
North Central DuPage Regional Trail / Woodland Hawk Update
Review details of the re-alignment of the Woodland Hawk Trail at Hawk Hollow...
Oak Meadows Golf Improvements Design
The District will begin master plan construction at Oak Meadows Golf Course in summer 2015.
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.
St. James Farm Forest Preserve Trail Improvements Project
The Forest Preserve District will begin construction of a looped trail at St. James Farm Forest Preserve late summer 2014.
St. James Farm Forest Preserve: Spring Brook Creek Restoration
The District and several partner agencies are starting a restoration project along Spring Brook Creek #1 that runs in part through St. James Farm Forest Preserve.
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.
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.
Waterfall Glen: Kettle Woods And Musk Turtle Marsh
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is restoring Kettle Woods and Musk Turtle Marsh at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien to functional, sustainable ecosystems.
Waterfall Glen: Trail Improvements at Musk Turtle Marsh
The 2,472-acre Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve is home to savannas, woodlands, prairies and wetlands...
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.
West Branch: Klein Fen, River Restoration And Wetland Mitigation Project
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and DuPage County Stormwater Management will begin a 350-acre multiyear restoration project at West Branch Forest Preserve in Bartlett, which will restore 1 mile of the West Branch of the DuPage River, 90 acres of wetlands, the 34-acre Klein Fen (a rare type of wetland) and adjoining prairies.
Willowbrook Wildlife Center Master Plan — Phase 1 Improvements
The District is working toward the first phase of Willowbrook Wildlife Center's Master Plan.
Zebra Mussels Confirmed in West Branch Lakes
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County confirmed the presence of invasive, nonnative zebra mussels in Deep Quarry and Bass lakes at West Branch Forest Preserve.
Alternative Fuel Station Improvements at Blackwell: Phase 2
Brewster Creek Headwaters Project - Bartlett
Danada Solar-Energy and Lighting Improvements
Danada Visitor Gardens
Districtwide Trail Amenities Project — Phase 2
Enhancements at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve
Fullersburg Woods Flat Bridge Replacement
Greene Farm Barn at Greene Valley
Greene Valley: Off-Leash Dog Area Improvements
Hawk Hollow Grassland Restoration
Honey-Processing Facility at Kline Creek Farm
Improvements at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
New Trail at the East Branch Off-Leash Dog Area
Oak Meadows Golf Preserve Master Plan
Phase One Development Improvements at Mallard Lake Forest Preserve
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
Research Studies Monitor Ecological Impacts from Increased Train Traffic
Salt Creek Access Improvements Project
Sawmill Creek Erosion Stabilization and Overlook
Songbird Slough Trail Improvements
Springbrook Prairie and Belleau Woods Receive Nature Preserve Designation
Springbrook Prairie Wetland Mitigation Project
St. James Farm Master Plan Executive Summary (Updated April 6, 2010)
Trail Improvements at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve
Urban Stream Research Center at Blackwell Forest Preserve
Warrenville Grove Public-Access Improvements — Phase 3
Waterfall Glen: Aerial Treatment of Invasive Vegetation
West Branch Baker House Foundation Repairs
West Branch Riverway Trail
West Branch: Invasive Zebra Mussel Control Study
Willowbrook Master Plan
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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