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Building a Bird-Safe City

Willowbrook Wildlife Center's work with the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors to help injured migratory birds in the Chicago area was featured recently on the PBS program "Urban Nature." 

DuPage County, Forest Preserve District Share Services to Cut Costs

WBBM Newsradio, the Daily Herald, Naperville SunSuburban Life Publications, Naperville Community Television 17's Naperville Now and Positively Naperville ran stories about a March 8 news conference where DuPage County and the Forest Preserve District announced $275,000 in taxpayer savings from shared services and joint purchasing power. 

DuPage Holding Programs on Native Plants

The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun ran a Feb. 21 story on District programs on native plants and landscaping. A story also ran in the March 1 Chicago Tribune.

Tap into Maple Sugar Fun

The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun ran a Feb. 24 story about the District's maple sugaring and syrup programs. 

Volunteer Waterway Monitor Workshop

The Naperville Sun ran a Feb. 24 story about the District's March 8 information workshop for volunteer Protect Your Waters monitors.  

Oak Meadows Poised to Get New Name

A story about the District renaming Oak Meadows Golf Course ran in numerous media outlets, including the Daily Herald on Feb. 14 and 21, Golf Course ArchitectureChicago Golf Report and American Golfer.

Waterfall Glen to Host 'Great Backyard Bird Count'

Suburban Life Publications ran a Feb. 17 story on the District's' "Great Backyard Bird Count" program at Waterfall Glen. 

First Folio's 'Captain Blood' at Mayslake Jan. 25 -- Feb. 26

WGN-TV Morning News' Ana Belaval visited Mayslake Peabody Estate for an "Around Town" story on First Folio Theatre's "Captain Blood" on Feb. 16. The play was also reviewed in a Jan. 31 story in the Chicago Tribune, made the Chicago Tribune/Oak Leaves' top picks to beat the winter blues on Jan. 5, and the Daily Herald on Jan. 20. It was also featured in a Jan. 25 story in Broadway World, a Jan. 26 story in Suburban Life Publications, a Jan. 19 roundup in Windy City Times and in a Jan. 26 story in the Chicago Tribune/Doings News. Additional stories ran in the Feb. 1 Broadway World and Feb. 1 Around the Town Chicago.

Forest Preserve District Set to Begin Danada Wetland Restoration

Stories about the District and DuPage County beginning the Danada wetland and prairie restoration project ran on WBBM Newsradio, the Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun and Patch.com.
 

DuPage to Target Adult Mosquitoes in Forest Preserves

The Daily Herald and Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun ran stories about the District revising its mosquito management policy. A story on it also ran in the Feb. 15 Chicago Tribune, and the Daily Herald editorial board praised the District for choosing to spray for adult mosquitoes in limited situations in a Feb. 4 editorial.

Throwback Thursday: Kent Farrington's First Pony

St. James Farm was mentioned in a Feb. 2 story in Chronicle of the Horse about Kent Farrington's first pony. Farrington is an Olympic horse jumper.

Rehabilitating Wildlife at Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Willowbrook Wildlife Center was featured in a Jan. 29 blog called A Little Time and a Keyboard.
 

At a Glance: Scott Meister Talks about Freshwater Ecosystems

Scott Meister, manager of Natural Resources, was mentioned in a Jan. 26 story in the Kankakee Daily Journal for giving a presentation on stream restoration at Midewin Tallgrass Prairie welcome center. 

Spraying for Adult Mosquitoes May Be Coming to DuPage Preserves

The Daily Herald ran a Jan. 24 story about the District discussing revising its mosquito management policy to include spraying for adult mosquitoes in specific situations. 

McDowell Grove to Close for Construction

The Daily Herald and Naperville Community Television 17 ran stories about the District mulling closing McDowell Grove to replace the one-lane bridge at the preserve.

Naperville News Digest: Water Stamps on Sale

The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun ran a Jan. 20 digest item on the District selling water stamps for boaters. 

Frankfort Man Wins Grand Prize at District's 'Hard Water Classic'

The Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune and Frankfort Patch ran stories and photos about a Frankfort man winning the grand prize at the District's 2017 "Hard Water Classic" ice fishing tournament on Jan. 14. A Jan. 24 letter to the editor in the Daily Herald complimented the District for hosting the annual ice fishing tournament.  

Take Your Sweetheard on a Romantic Night Hike at Fullersburg Woods Feb. 11

The Chicago Tribune ran a Jan. 19 story about the District's Romantic Night Hike at Fullersburg Woods on Feb. 11.  

Explore Nature at Fun Spring Break and Summer Day Camps

The Chicago Tribune ran a Jan. 18 story about the District's spring break and summer day camps for kids.
 

Budget-Friendly Fun: Lambs at Kline Creek Farm

The lambs at Kline Creek Farm were mentioned in a Jan. 17 roundup of budget-friendly outings in the Daily Herald. They were also mentioned in Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 roundups in the Daily Herald. 

Forest Preserve District Repairing Historic Oak Brook House

The Daily Herald ran a Jan. 17 story about the District repairing the Ben Fuller House at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook. 

Fishing Enthusiasts to Participate in Hard Water Classic Ice Fishing Tournament

Suburban Life Publications ran a Jan. 13 story about the District's Hard Water Classic ice fishing tournament.
 

Hidden Talents Revealed in 'Blizzards and Beauty' Show

The Chicago Tribune's Oak Brook Doings News ran a Jan 11 review of the "Blizzards and Beauty" art exhibit at Mayslake Peabody Estate, which features the artwork of Forest Preserve District staff and volunteers. The exhibit runs through Feb. 24. 

Participants Can Harvest Ice from Forest Preserve's Lake

The Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News ran a Jan. 10 story about Kline Creek Farm's Ice Harvest on Jan. 27 ‒ 29. It was also included in a Jan. 26 roundup of things to do in the Chicago Tribune/Doings News.

Volunteer Open House Jan. 21 and Info Session Feb. 1

The Chicago Tribune ran a Jan. 9 story about a Jan. 21 volunteer open house and Feb. 1 info session at the District. 

Guess Who's the Guest

"Critter Chats" at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center was mentioned in a Jan. 5 roundup of fun programs in the Chicago Tribune/Doings News. 

Time to Start Planning for Summer ‒ DuPage Camp Registration Under Way

The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun ran a Jan. 5 story about registration opening for the District's spring break and summer kid camps. The Daily Herald also ran a Jan. 9 story on the subject.

A Look Back at Birding Highlights of '16

Daily Herald columnist Jeff Reiter mentioned the District in his Jan. 4 column looking back at birding highlights in the area in 2016. 

District Forest District to Hold Open House for Volunteers

The Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News ran stories Jan. 3 and Jan. 9 on the District's "Pitch In & Volunteer" open house on Jan. 21 and info session on Feb. 1.

Acappellago Presents 'Escape to ... Birdland'

A story about Acappellago's concert "Escape to ... Birdland" ran in the Feb. 18 Aurora Beacon-News. 
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