New Year’s Morning Hike

Start the New Year with a healthy hike in the wintry woods! Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 9-10 a.m. at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. We’ll meet at Creek Bend Nature Center.

Bring the whole family, or come on your own. We’ll look for the first animal tracks made in the New Year’s snow, and discover any surprises Mother Nature offers. There will be coffee and cocoa in the nature center, after the hike.

To register, call 630-444-3190 or email

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Adopt A Turtle!

Help endangered Blanding’s turtles thrive in Kane County! You can support turtle conservation through the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation’s Adopt a Turtle program.

By adopting a turtle, you’ll aid the Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Blanding’s turtle conservation efforts and research, above and beyond their current capacity. If we reach our $6,000 goal, the District will be able to hire another summer seasonal intern to help learn more about Blanding’s turtle populations. Donations will also go toward field supplies and technology to further aid in the study of this important species.

Note: These are ceremonial adoptions. No turtles will be removed from Forest Preserve District property.

Adopt a Turtle, today! Call 630-232-5980, search #KaneAdoptATurtle or visit

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