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

Trisha Peters experiences the forest preserves year round

on foot, by kayak and through her camera lens. As a neighbor of Hononegah and J. Norman Jensen Forest Preserves, she visits so frequently she has come to know each preserve’s unique features, moods and secrets. In fact, she knows Hononegah so intimately that when, for several months she lost her sight, she still walked the preserve’s trails blind. “Experiencing, the sights, sounds, textures and scents of the forest preserves in every season, they have become an extension of myself. Walking the trails on a regular basis, even when I lost my sight, is just something I need to do to be whole.”

As a volunteer Trail Steward,Trisha helps manage and protect the restored natural areas at J. Norman Jensen Forest Preserve.