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Programs at the Forest Preserve

Unless otherwise stated, our programs meet at the Forest Preserve Educational Center and Administrative Office at Shannon Bayou
3301 Waldron Road, Aroma Park, Illinois

For information about the programs please call the University of Illinois Extension Office at 815-933-8337. Unless otherwise stated, programs will meet at the Forest Preserve office at Shannon Bayou, 3301 Waldron Road, Aroma Park, Illinois.

Programs are co-sponsored by the Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve District and the University of Illinois Extension, Kankakee County.University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Kankakee County Office at least two weeks prior to the event.

Tree Pruning
Mar 5, 2020 at 10:00 am
Owl Walk


Friday, March 6,  6:30-8:30 pm at Aroma Land and Water Reserve.



Saturday, April 4  at Shannon Bayou with Dakota Hemm from Olivet University. Time to be announced. 

 Earth Day Celebration


Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 am at Shannon Bayou.  Aroma Park Mayor Bryan Stump will read Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax", and there will be activities for children.

Frog Call Walk


Wednesday, April 29 at 4:00 pm at Shannon Bayou with Bruce Dudzik.

Wildflower Walk


Thursday, May 7at 10:00 am at Shannon Bayou with Bruce Blake


Butterfly Walk
Tuesday, June 2 at 1:00 pm,  Shannon Bayou with Kelly Alsup



New Book Kickoff
 sometime in July, tba