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 Cedar Cliff 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

Forest Preserve Awarded Grant for Stewardship of Natural Areas

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Receives Stewardship Grant

In July 2015, Forest Preserves of Winnebago County was awarded a grant from the Nature Conservancy’s Volunteer Stewardship Network to purchase supplies for FPWC’s volunteer stewardship program. $2,607 was awarded to FPWC for the purchase of:

  • STIHL FS-450 Brushcutter and Safety Helmet System
  • Chainsaw Chaps
  • Motorola Two-Way Radios
  • 6” Folding Saws and Replacement Blades
  • Safety Vests for Trail Stewards
  • Pigskin Gloves

Volunteers assist with planting and propagating native plants and trees, seed collection and invasive species control, as well as wildlife monitoring.

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County relies on volunteers to assist with the restoration and management of its 10,300 acres of restored lands and wildlife habitat. For more information on volunteer opportunities and how to become a forest preserve volunteer, call Volunteer Coordinator, Kim O’Malley at 815-877-6100 or visit the Volunteers page at