experiences, including the following:
· Golf packages at DuPage golf preserves including one hour of personal instruction for one by a Forest Preserve District PGA staff member and one 18-hole round of golf for four with carts at The Preserve at Oak Meadows; one 18-hole round of golf for four with carts at Maple Meadows; and one 9-hole round for four with carts at Green Meadows
· Kayaking for 10 with a Forest Preserve District ranger at Herrick Lake
· A native pollinator kit containing 50 native plants to attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden
· A four-hour hiking and nature excursion with a picnic shelter or meeting space at Fullersburg Woods
“'A Night for Nature' was started in 2018 as a way to encourage support for the District’s wild areas and projects that connect people to nature,” said Karyn Charvat, Friends board member and event committee chair. “It is an amazing opportunity to experience one of our beautiful preserves while contributing to a sustainable environment that enhances the quality of life for all DuPage County residents.”
Forest Preserve District president Daniel Hebreard expressed his appreciation for the Friends’ ongoing fundraising support. “We’re grateful to the Friends for its efforts to help further the Forest Preserve District’s mission to restore habitats and sustain wildlife while providing programs to connect people to nature,” he said.
The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County thanks its community partners: G. Carl Ball Family Foundation; CNH Industrial; Dare Family Fund of DuPage Foundation; Mary J. Demmon Private Foundation; Domtar; DuPage Birding Club; Ecolab Foundation; Edward Jones financial advisor Mike Dyer; Exelon/ComEd; Navistar, Inc.; Nicor; Rice Lake Square; V3 Companies, Ltd.; and Wheaton Bank & Trust.
About Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 5.5 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, seven education centers, and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok pages.