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Thank you for choosing to support the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization! If you wish, please inform us of your desire to keep your donation anonymous at either or the Friends Foundation office at (630) 933-7097.   

Designated Gifts
The Friends welcome gifts of any amount. Your contribution can be unrestricted or you may choose to designate your gift to a particular site, preserve, or towards conservation, education, or recreation. 

Priority Projects
The Friends Board of Directors has worked with District staff to identify projects needing additional financial support. Learn more about the Friends current priority projects here:


Help Conserve the State-Endangered Blanding's Turtle! 

  • Provide food, care and enrichment for a Blanding's turtle hatchling born in August or September 2017 
  • The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has led regional efforts to help the Blanding’s turtle for more than 20 years 
  • Project Goal: 14 adopted turtles of 200 available. 7% to goal  
  • Please note: You won’t be able to take your turtle home, but you will be able to name it  
  • We also welcome a donation to support the health and habitats for these turtles and other species 
  • View the Adopt a Blanding's Turtle program form (PDF)     


Help Restore Belleau Woods Forest Preserve!   

  • Support the removal of nonnative, invasive plants at Belleau Woods Forest Preserve, and revitalize the habitat for one of the only remnant woodlands in DuPage County 
  • Project Goal: $42,000. $24,508 raised. 58% to goal 
  • View the Belleau-Woods-Priority-Project brochure (PDF) about the project  


Help Launch More Kayaking Fun!  

  • Support the purchase of two ADA-accessible piers at Blackwell and Herrick Lake forest preserves to enjoy boating on the water for all ages and abilities 
  • Project Goal: $40,000 for two piers ($20,000/pier). $6,390.45 raised. 16% to goal  
  • View the ADA-Accessible Piers brochure (PDF) about the project 
  • Watch video 



Help Restore a Historic Treasure! 

  • Continue the courtyard-restoration efforts and other projects at Mayslake Peabody Estate 
  • Project Goal: $35,000. $28,652.40 raised. 82% to goal 
  • View the Courtyard Restoration brochure (PDF) about the project 
  • Watch video 

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