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Jan
24

Cross Country Skiing at Nardi Prairie Preserve

Program Description: Beginner friendly, especially if you just want to try it! Meet at the Jarrett Center to get ski equipment, then drive to the Nardi entrance. After a brief lesson, we will ski a short, flat mile loop (about 20-30 minutes for beginners). At that point, you may decide to quit or continue, and we will head to the 2 mile Lupine Trail.

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Feb
06

Cross Country Skiing at Barrick Oaks Preserve

Program Description: Beginner friendly! Meet at the Jarrett Center to get ski equipment, then drive to the Barrick Preserve (Tower and Oak Grove Roads). We will ski a gorgeous two mile loop along the creek and fields.

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Feb
07

Winter Hike at Barrick Oaks Homestead Preserve

Program Description: Enjoy a two mile hike on our Mill Creek Loop at the Barrick Oaks Homestead Preserve (Tower and Oak Grove Roads). We will look for animals and tracks, learn about winter ecology, and watch for birds.

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Board Positions Available for Election

At their regular meeting on October 19, 2020, the Byron Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners accepted the resignation of Board President Trevor Hogan.  Hogan has been a Commissioner since 2011, serving as President for many of those years.  He has decided to move on in other endeavors with the Byron Forest Preserve.  The Board of Commissioners and staff are very grateful for his service to the District and the community.

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Bald Hill

BFPD receives $837,600 Grant to Expand Bald Hill Preserve

The Byron Forest Preserve District announced that they have more than doubled the size of their popular Bald Hill Prairie Preserve thanks to an $837,600 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.  The original 160 acre Bald Hill Prairie Preserve located at 5502 North Silver Creek Road in Mt. Morris was acquired in November 2017 with the support of another $434,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to protect the rare gravel hill prairie ecosystem.

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