Good Things Happen When You Support DuPage County's Forest Preserves!
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been working to protect and restore prairies and wetlands while offering educational, recreational and cultural opportunities to county residents since 1915. With more than 60 forest preserves, 47 miles of rivers and streams, 145 miles of trails along with everything from equestrian to cultural centers, DuPage County residents can participate in a myriad of activities all close to home.
Dedicated to its primary preservation and restoration goals, the District has helped change the landscape of DuPage County. But there’s so much more that can be done and that’s where you can help.
Individuals and corporations can help support the District by making a tax-deductible donation to any forest preserve, site or program. For details on a specific donation opportunity, select one of the options on the left or call 630.871.6400.
Funds for Fish - Exceeded Goal!
Quinn Draz, an Eagle Scout from DuPage County, worked with one of the Forest Preserve District's employees Don LaBrose on a fishing project years ago for his Eagle Scout project. Quinn was so impacted by his time with LaBrose that he wanted to honor him in some way. Quinn worked with District staff to develop a campaign called "Funds for Fish" in memory of the beloved LaBrose and his desire to attract more youth to fish recreationally at the preserves.
Quinn's goal was to raise $5,000 to purchase many hybrid bluegill to add to our Forest Preserve lakes for the enjoyment of all anglers - from beginners to experts. With the help of several donors in the past several months, more than $5,600 was raised! On October 8, 2015, 3,000 hybrid bluegill were added to DuPage County forest preserve waters - Herrick Lake at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton, IL and Sand Pond at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville, IL.
Thanks to those who supported the Funds for Fish campaign!
A gift of cash is the easiest way for you to have an immediate effect on a program or project at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. You can request that your donation support a specific forest preserve or event or that the Forest Preserve District use it where needed the most.