Forest Preserve District

The mission of the Kendall County Forest Preserve District is to preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces, provide environmental education, and offer recreational opportunities for Kendall County residents.

Kendall County Forest Preserve District is greening up! Help us to conserve resources by signing up to receive our Stepping Stones electronic newsletter today. Our newsletter provides updates on forest preserve district news, events, special promotional opportunities and programs, and seasonal nature notes to enhance your visits to local preserves delivered right to your inbox.

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Registration is now open for the District’s 2015 Fall Public Programs. Our fall program series features creek explorations, evening adventure hikes, nature play, and seasonal events including a Fall Family Paddle down the Fox River. We invite you to explore these opportunities today.

Mark your calendars for the Forest Foundation of Kendall County’s annual Fall Fest which will be held on Saturday, October 10 from 10 am to 5 pm at Hoover Forest Preserve. This year’s festival will feature live animal demonstrations featuring Incredible Bats and Big Run Wolf Ranch, a children’s petting zoo, fall activities and crafts, and hands-on nature explorations. Special thanks once again to Plano Molding for sponsoring this annual event.

Gear up for the Great Galena – Green Valley Farm Giddy-Up and Go Getaway Giveaway featuring a first prize weekend getaway to Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois including a visit to Greene Valley Farm, home of Hershey, aka “GVF Sjokolade,” a beautiful Norwegian Fjord and Breyer horse model. Tickets are on sale now through September 9 for $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Click here for a ticket order form, or simply call (630) 553-4025 to purchase your tickets over the phone.


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