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Water Usage Stamps on Sale Now at Forest Preserve Headquarters

(Jan. 17, 2017) — Boaters with canoes, kayaks, rowboats and paddleboats can buy Illinois water usage stamps through the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Visitor Services office at 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton weekdays 8 a.m. ‒ 4 p.m.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources requires water usage stamps on all non-motorized watercraft on Illinois waterways. Stamps are $6.50 for the first three vessels and are good until Dec. 31, 2017. Boaters must affix the stamps to watercraft so IDNR conservation officers and Forest Preserve District police officers and rangers can easily see them. 

Visitors in select non-powered watercraft with valid District permits can boat on four forest preserve lakes. Boaters without District permits can access both branches of the DuPage River and Salt Creek at any practical forest preserve location. For more details, visit the District’s website or call Visitor Services at (630) 933-7248.

“We offer these for sale as a convenience to area residents,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Marsha Murphy, District 1. “We want to make it easier for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the many waterways in our forest preserves.”

“Whether you rent one of our boats or bring your own, you can enjoy several DuPage forest preserves from the water,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube pages.

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Contact:
Deb Humiston, Communications & Marketing
630-871-6402 | dhumiston@dupageforest.org 

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