Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers Ferguson Hartley Memorial Trask Bridge Four Lakes Pecatonica River Pecatonica Wetlands Crooked River Grove Creek Seward Bluffs Klehm Forest Preserve Severson Dells Fuller Memorial Indian Hill Hinchliff Memorial Kilbuck Bluffs Trailside Kishwaukee Gorge South Kishwaukee Gorge North Rockford Rotary Kishwaukee River Oak Ridge Blackhawk Springs Deer Run Espenscheid Memorial McKiski County Line Kieselburg Roland Olson Stone Bridge Clayton Andrews Ledges Hononegah J. Norman Jensen Millrace Isle Macktown Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve Headquarters


NPlogo-black-1024x291The healing power of nature awaits in the forest preserves’ woods, prairies, trails, and rivers…


Get Outside, Get Healthy! – Bringing Together Wellness and Outdoor Fun

Get Outside, Get Healthy! is a free program that encourages people of all ages to discover the health benefits of spending time in nature. Participants can connect with nature through a full schedule of diverse outdoor opportunities offered through a passport booklet.

Celebrate Nature Fiesta- May 19, 2018

WildOnes4-6Nature Fiesta, Saturday, May 19 from 11:00 until 3:00, is Winnebago County’s only bilingual Nature Celebration. Part environmental education and part festival, Nature Fiesta is an afternoon when people from all over the community come together to enjoy learning about our local nature.

Hooked On Fun: Kids Fishing Event on June 9th, 2018

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County invites the community to a free fishing event designed especially for families and kids, on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 at Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road, Pecatonica, IL 61063.

Ecosystem Services: Indispensable– Invaluable – Irreplaceable

Ecosystem services defines the value and impact of protecting nature and the benefits gained. There is a direct correlation with natural systems and their diverse benefits to human economies. Once we understand the impact and overall value of Ecosystem Services, we can better prioritize money and resources to protect ecosystems far into the future.

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