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President Toni Preckwinkle accepts the Next Century Conservation Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County

By at January 24, 2014 | 2:53 pm | 0 Comment

President Toni Preckwinkle accepts the Next Century Conservation Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle today formally accepted the “Next Century Conservation Plan” for the preserves. The plan was created by a blue-ribbon commission of local leaders appointed by Preckwinkle in 2013 as part of the Forest Preserves’ centennial anniversary celebration. The Next Century Conservation Plan aims to make Cook more...

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Launches Major Natural and Cultural Resources Plan

By at November 21, 2013 | 1:00 pm | 1 Comments

Forest Preserves of Cook County Launches Major Natural and Cultural Resources Plan

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is teaming up with the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois to create a comprehensive plan for the management of its natural and cultural resources. The Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan will draw together two traditionally separate disciplines. “Natural resources” include the land, water and wildlife more...

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President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Gainer Pledge $100,000 For Summer Jobs At The Forest Preserves District of Cook County

By at November 7, 2013 | 9:21 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Gainer Pledge $100,000 For Summer Jobs At The Forest Preserves District of Cook County

Cook County and Forest Preserves Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner Bridget Gainer (D-10th) today announced an additional $100,000 in the FY 2014 budget to provide young people summer jobs at the Forest Preserves District of Cook County (FPDCC). “Providing teenagers with summer jobs will enhance their development and give them productive ways to more...

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President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

By at October 17, 2013 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

Forest Preserves of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled her 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. The proposed budget is $179 million and is balanced without increases to property taxes, fines or fees. Click here to view or download the Forest Preserves' 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation “This 2014 budget allows more...

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Fall 2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, October 19

By at October 10, 2013 | 3:05 pm | 0 Comment

Fall 2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, October 19

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is pleased to announce that the fall trout fishing season starts at dawn on Saturday, October 19. Catchable-sized rainbow trout (1/2 –1 lbs) will be stocked into Axehead Lake, Belleau Lake, Horsetail Lake, and, new this year, Busse Reservoir North Pool. As part of the stocking process, from October 1 until dawn on October more...

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Forest Preserve Mowers Move to Propane Power

By at August 1, 2013 | 2:48 pm | 1 Comments

Forest Preserve Mowers Move to Propane Power

This July, as part of an ongoing effort to make its operations as green and economical as possible, the Forest Preserves of Cook County converted 16 new gasoline-fueled large riding lawn mowers to propane power. Most people already think of the Forest Preserves as being green—after all, the Preserves’ 69,000 acres account for the largest area of preserved natural more...

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Hosts Community Open Houses at Key Sites

By at July 17, 2013 | 3:30 pm | 1 Comments

Forest Preserves of Cook County Hosts Community Open Houses at Key Sites

The Forest Preserves of Cook County will be hosting a series of community open houses in late July to showcase improvements suggested for key sites in the recently released Recreation Master Plan and the 2013–2017 Capital Improvement Plan. The open houses will feature design boards for community members to review and offer feedback on prioritizing the proposed more...

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Host First Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit

By at July 15, 2013 | 12:55 pm | 0 Comment

Forest Preserves of Cook County Host First  Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, in partnership with Cook County, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Brookfield Zoo, is hosting its first Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit. The event will take place at the Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center (8400 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL) on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 9am – 1pm. The Summit will more...

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Launch Centennial Anniversary Campaign

By at June 17, 2013 | 11:06 am | 1 Comments

Forest Preserves of Cook County Launch Centennial Anniversary Campaign

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, one of the nation’s oldest and largest preserve systems, launched its centennial anniversary campaign today during a special event at the Chicago Cultural Center. As part of the three-year campaign, a new vision is being set for the continued preservation of the Forest Preserves, as well as initiatives to get more Cook County more...

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Summer Fun in the Cook County Forest Preserves

By at May 29, 2013 | 10:38 am | 1 Comments

Summer Fun in the Cook County Forest Preserves

The summer months are the perfect time to discover the Forest Preserves of Cook County. In addition to regular programs at the District’s six Nature Centers; the summer season also includes a number of special events taking place in locations throughout the County. All events are family-friendly and most are free. “The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was more...

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