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Programs at the Forest Preserve

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Check out our Facebook page to find out about current programs, events and activity on your Forest Preserve sites.

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 more information about our programs, or to request a program for your class or group, please call the University of Illinois Extension Office at 815-933-8337.

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.

Spring 2023 Forage Walk

May 5th @ 10AM

Aroma Park Land & Water Reserve



  • March 1 - Native plants with Ryan Pankau

  • March 15 - Birds with Jo Fessert

  • March 22 - FAQs about Wildlife with Laura Kammin

  • March 29 - Natural disasters with Duane Friend

This will be a ZOOM gathering meeting at 6pm on each of the days presented. to register go to

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