​The Pelicans are back!
​​Our wildlife biologist reported seeing a number of American White Pelicans on Nelson Lake Marsh, 3/20. Be sure to stop by Dick Young FP in Batavia to see them, before they head north!​ Don't forget your binoculars.

Temporary Closures: 3/1 Update
The internal trail system at Brunner Family FP in Dundee has limited access due to recent flooding/washouts. Please obey closures and use caution in affected areas.
Job openings
We have various positions open, including summer intern/seasonal. See  ​Employment for details.​
Nicor Gas Project at Burnidge FP
Users of Burnidge FP/Paul Wolff Campground will notice a tree-clearing project within the area. This is a Nicor Gas project, for which they had legal rights. See more info, here.​
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Special events at Creek Bend Nature Center
Creek Bend Nature Center is available for private rental. Located within LeRoy Oakes, this facility is perfect for weddings, receptions, parties or other special events. ​Open showings are Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Call 630-444-3064 to reserve the facility for your special event.
Barbara Belding Lodge
at Brewster Creek
The Barbara Belding Lodge​ within Brewster Creek Forest Preserve is available for private rental, for your next gathering. Open showings are on Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. To reserve the facility for your special event, call 630-444-3064.