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Departments: Forest Preserve

DeKalb County Forest Preserve

06/29/2020 – IMPORTANT NEWS

The Forest Preserve District will now allow 1 enclosed shelter rental per day ( at forest preserve sites with enclosed shelters ) available for daytime public use.

The Natural Resource Education Center at Russell Woods remains closed until further notice.

Now Open:  Tent camping at MacQueen forest preserve.
Picnic areas, open air shelters, toilets, trails, playgrounds and conservation areas remain open.

Please continue to practice social distancing and hand washing.
Thank you.


The mission of the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District is to acquire lands in order to preserve, protect, restore and restock the flora, the fauna and the natural beauties of such lands, in their natural state and condition, for the education and recreation of our citizens.

The following short paragraphs are an attempt to express a few of the details and a bit of the essence of the various DeKalb County Forest Preserves. We live in a thriving agricultural community that was, 160 years ago, an ocean of prairie grass, with scattered islands of woods and oak savannah’s. These preserves serve as small living museums that give us the opportunity to study and reflect on the past, add serenity and beauty to our present, offer many recreational and educational opportunities and plan thoughtfully for the future.

 

TERRY HANNAN
Superintendent
Phone: 815-895-7191
thannan@dekalbcounty.org

Legislative Center
200 N. Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TERRY HANNAN
Superintendent
Phone: 815-895-7191
thannan@dekalbcounty.org

Legislative Center
200 N. Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

06/29/2020 – IMPORTANT NEWS

The Forest Preserve District will now allow 1 enclosed shelter rental per day ( at forest preserve sites with enclosed shelters ) available for daytime public use.

The Natural Resource Education Center at Russell Woods remains closed until further notice.

Now Open:  Tent camping at MacQueen forest preserve.
Picnic areas, open air shelters, toilets, trails, playgrounds and conservation areas remain open.

Please continue to practice social distancing and hand washing.
Thank you.


The mission of the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District is to acquire lands in order to preserve, protect, restore and restock the flora, the fauna and the natural beauties of such lands, in their natural state and condition, for the education and recreation of our citizens.

The following short paragraphs are an attempt to express a few of the details and a bit of the essence of the various DeKalb County Forest Preserves. We live in a thriving agricultural community that was, 160 years ago, an ocean of prairie grass, with scattered islands of woods and oak savannah’s. These preserves serve as small living museums that give us the opportunity to study and reflect on the past, add serenity and beauty to our present, offer many recreational and educational opportunities and plan thoughtfully for the future.

 

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