Visit the Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve Facebook page to see what's going on in nature, program announcements, photos and more
The Forest Preserve offers a college scholarship is open to students who are residents of Kankakee County and who are pursuing a program in forestry, conservation, environmental science or a related area.
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“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land ... it implies respect for his fellow members, and so also respect for the community as such.
- Aldo Leipold, "Sand County Almanac"