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Celebrating Black History Month

Snow-covered trail at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve
The first substantial snow fall of the year, mostly lake effect, Bunker Hill along the Chicago River, December 28, 2012.

Throughout February, the Forest Preserves of Cook County is celebrating Black History Month. Join us for programs and events to learn about Black environmentalists, walk a trail that features poetry written by Black authors, and experience a self-guided journey following the Underground Railroad route connected to the Calumet Region during the mid-1800s. 

And be sure to check out our social media channels throughout the month to learn about some of our employees and the ways they help Cook County residents through their diverse roles, stories from volunteers and how they began giving back to nature, and more. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.