From time to time the Forest Preserve District will make announcements regarding District facilites and programs for informational and educational purposes. See what the District has to say!
Oak Wilt Management Underway at Dorrance Forest Preserve
The District is once again partnering with the local mountain biking community, Friends of Off-Road Cycling, River Action and the Village of Port Byron for constuction of a multi-use trail system at Dorrance Forest Preserve.
Dorrance Forest Preserve-trail system coming soon Proposed Trail Map
Illiniwek hosted the 3rd Annual Illiniwek Abermination Race
Illiniwek Forest Preserve hosts Friends of Off-Road Cycling Abermination Races
Spring is upon us for 2016, all the Districts Forest Preserves and parks are open for camping, fishing and hiking. The boat rental at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve will be open weekends in May. Indian Bluff Golf Course and Niabi Zoo are open daily.
Niabi Zoo - Zoo Director Annoucnement April 19, 2016
Check out the Quad City Pollinator Conference
Illiniwek Garlic Mustard Pull-Illiniwek
, Saturday May 14, 9 to 11 AM. Help stop the spread of this noxious weed and protect the native flora/fauna. Meet at the overlook trailhead just off IL Route 84 in Illiniwek Forest Preserve. Long pants and work gloves are recommended. Update Event picture
. Thanks to Living, Lands & Waters and all else who participated!
Upper Rock Island County Recreation Association Outdoor Movie Night at Dorrance Park - Saturday, September 10 at 6:30 PM to dusk, moving will start at 7:30 PM.In addition to the movie kid's games and activies will start at 6:30 PM. Free admission and concessions will be available.
Halloween at Illiniwek - Illiniwek Forest Preserve, October 22, 2016
Noon until dark, Pumpkin Painting at 1 PM, Hay Rack Ride 3 PM, Trick or Treating 6 PM, Camp/Campsite Decorating Contest judging will begin at 8 PM and winners will be annouced at 9 PM.
Tipi Gathering at Illiniwek - Illiniwek Forest Preserve, October 29, 2016
Dorrance Trail Volunteer day
-Dorrance Forest Preserve, October 9, 2016
Announcements from Niabi Zoo-Niabi Zoo is constantly working and changing to create a better experience for the animals and visitors. Click here for articles discussing animals, exhibits, and the Zoo in general as well as a place to view press releases issued by the Zoo.