Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers 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
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Check out The Grove, a new nature playscape at Severson Dells. Learn about the may ways Severson Dells connects people with nature.

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Early Spring at Oak Ridge Forest Preserve on the Kishwaukee River

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FPWC 2014 Annual Report

2014 was a busy year with over 500 acres in new acquistions, the launch of a new corporate identity and lots of public engagement. Read about last year’s achievments and the goals and challenges ahead of us. Click here to read the 2014 Annual Summary

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Ecological Restoration Wins Award

Oak Ridge/Deer Run one of 10 sites honored in the Chicago region

On December 11, 2014 the Forest Preserves of Winnebao County was among ten agencies to earn regional recognition for Excellence in Ecological Restoration; a new program of the Chicago Wilderness alliance.
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Midwestern Frogs Decline Due to European Buckthorn

This recent northern Illinois study documenting the alarming impact of an invasive plant highlights the imperative need for  managing invasive species in restored natural areas. The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County commits hundreds of hours each year to invasive species removal to maintain the health of plant and animal communities.
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Wood Ducks: Conservation Success Story

The Winnebago County Forest Preserve District’s wood duck program is a great conservation success story.
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