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Get Outside! Discover Nature, Win Stuff


By Karla Nagy, Northwest Quarterly magazine

Right here in Winnebago County, we have access to more than 10,000 acres of green spaces, 42 forest preserves, four rivers and 100 miles of hiking trails.

Residents can take advantage of these facilities and resources on their own, as well as through myriad guided hikes and paddles, programs, children’s day camps and activities, and special events, organized and executed by the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District (WCFPD).
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Wood Ducks: Conservation Success Story

The Winnebago County Forest Preserve District’s wood duck program is a great conservation success story.
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WCFPD Receives High Marks in Risk Management

In 2013 the Winnebago County Forest Preserve achieved a Park District Risk Management Agency’s (PDRMA) award for maintaining its current Level A accreditation status for 2013.
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Burning The Preserves: Controlled Burns Restore Vitality

Fire is the most efficient and economical tool available for managing Winnebago County’s natural communities.
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Thanks to David C. Olson (davidolsonphotography.com) for the use of wildlife and landscape images.
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