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Post Posted: 05:14pm - Mar 21,20 
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MOST FOREST PRESERVES AND TRAILS TO REMAIN OPEN DURING GOVERNOR’S STAY-AT-HOME EXECUTIVE ORDER

To adhere to Illinois Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County buildings and restrooms will remain closed until further notice. To give residents the opportunity to take advantage of the health benefits of being outdoors, parking lots, preserves, off-leash dog areas, and trails will remain open with the following exceptions:

Trails and areas surrounding the District’s animal care locations: Willowbrook Wildlife Center, Danada Equestrian Center, and Kline Creek Farm. This will enable District staff to safely perform essential animal care services at these locations.

Willowbrook Wildlife Center will still be accepting animal intakes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Intakes have been moved to a no contact drop-off system. To bring in a sick or injured wild animal, call 630-942-6200 first.

Lakes closed to trout fishing until further notice:
Grove Lake – Wood Dale Grove
Pickerel Lake – Pratts Wayne Woods
Silver Lake – Blackwell
Archery range at Blackwell Forest Preserve

All model-craft areas

District golf preserves
The Preserve at Oak Meadows
Maple Meadows
Green Meadows
All visitors must follow Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommended COVID-19 prevention strategies. Forest Preserve District police will monitor attendance, and close preserves if it appears that the public health goals for increased social distancing goals are being compromised due to crowds, or if the State of Illinois orders that further distancing measures be taken.

The District’s No. 1 concern is the safety of its visitors and staff. We will continue to strive to keep our trails and open spaces open, while adhering to the recommendations from the State of Illinois and CDC to provide residents with the opportunity to connect to nature. District staff will be working only to perform activities that comply with provisions of the Governor’s executive order including Essential Government Functions, Minimum Basic Operations, and duties performed by telecommuting.

Previous actions the District has taken to align with Centers for Disease Control's guidelines and recommendations regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus included the cancellation of all organized group events, public programming and rentals along with closing all District campgrounds and public buildings.

Updates will be posted at dupageforest.org/coronavirus.

Recommendations When Using Trails and Open Spaces
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County joins the National Recreation and Park Association to support the safe use of open spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak. In places where there are no restrictions on the use of local parks, trails and open spaces, we encourage all users to follow these recommendations:
Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
While on trails, warn other users of your presence and step aside to let others pass.
Follow CDC guidelines on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times.
Observe CDC minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
Consult your local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up-to-date recommendations on park and trail use.

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Post Posted: 05:19pm - Mar 21,20 
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Any word on put and take trout?

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Post Posted: 05:27pm - Mar 21,20 
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Read the whole thing they talked about it

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Post Posted: 09:24pm - Mar 21,20 
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Thanks for posting

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