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The Preserves Go Underground

Prairies and herons take over pedway beneath Daley Plaza

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Two More Des Plaines Dams Removed

Only three to go before Upper Des Plaines River flows free   With each passing year, the Des Plaines River flows more freely.

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Five Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Prescribed Burns

Each spring and fall Resource Management crews prepare to maintain diverse habitats throughout the forest preserves with one of the most effective tools available—fire. (Burn season officially started this past weekend, with crews out at several locations across the county.)   Understanding how fire behaves and its ecological role in our natural landscape is critical to a successful burn season. Here are five things you may not know about prescribed burns:

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Trailside Museum Reopens

Closed over the summer, the River Forest landmark has a new parking lot, exhibits, amenities

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Photo Contest Winners Capture 12 Months of Beauty

2015 Calendar Available in Mid-December   How good are this year’s winning photos? We’ll let our Facebook fans tell you:

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Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County