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DeKalb County Forest Preserve

03/18/20 IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING CORONA VIRUS RECOMMENDATIONS
DeKalb County Forest Preserves & Trails Remain OPEN. Playgrounds and toilet facilities are temporarily closed.

Please being advised, members of the public are asked to use their best judgment when visiting Forest Preserves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to limit social gatherings to 10 people or less and to keep a social distance of 6 feet or more from others to prevent the spread of the disease.

Shelter and Lodge rentals and volunteer events are postponed until further notice. Campsites and the Natural Resource Center are closed.


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.

03/18/20 IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING CORONA VIRUS RECOMMENDATIONS
DeKalb County Forest Preserves & Trails Remain OPEN. Playgrounds and toilet facilities are temporarily closed.

Please being advised, members of the public are asked to use their best judgment when visiting Forest Preserves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to limit social gatherings to 10 people or less and to keep a social distance of 6 feet or more from others to prevent the spread of the disease.

Shelter and Lodge rentals and volunteer events are postponed until further notice. Campsites and the Natural Resource Center are closed.


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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DeKalb County Government is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

3/23/2020
DeKalb County Government is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to limit exposure to the public and employees, many offices have limited access. We encourage the public to contact individual departments by phone in order to schedule appointments and obtain information on building and office closures.

Link to:  COUNTY UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS