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Forest Preserve Programs Feature Photography, Archery, Journaling, Fishing and Mother’s Day Activities

HOMER GLEN – “Spring Nature Photography Hike,” 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, Hawthorn Grove Shelter. The program will focus on technique and composition, not camera operation. The free program is for ages 16 and older. Register by Thursday, May 9, at or call 708-946-2216.

ROMEOVILLE – “Archery: Cadettes Badge,” Saturday, May 11. Three 90-minute sessions will be held: 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Isle a la Cache Museum. This program fulfills the requirement for the Cadettes Girl Scouts archery badge. The program is for ages 11-14 and it costs $10 per person. Group rates are $25 non-profits; $50 for-profits. Register by Wednesday, May 8, at or call 815-886-1467.

CHANNAHON – “Nature Journaling,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Learn the different types of nature journaling and how they can help you study nature. The free program is for ages 18 and older. Register by Thursday, May 9, at or call 815-722-9470.

MONEE TOWNSHIP/CRETE TOWNSHIP – “Mother’s Day Appreciation,” 6 a.m.-7 p.m. at Monee Reservoir and noon-4 p.m. at Plum Creek Nature Center on Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day). Visit the preserves, mention you are a mom and receive a special gift at the visitor centers.

MONEE RESERVOIR – “Fishing for Trash,” 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 14-Sunday, May 19, at Monee Reservoir. Pick up a trash bag and gloves at the concessions window, fill the bag and receive a free gift when you bring the bag back to the concessions window.

ROMEOVILLE – “Fishing Will County Preserves,” 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at Isle a la Cache Museum. Learn all about fishing hot spots in the Forest Preserve District of Will County as well as local fishing ordinances. The free program is for ages 12 and older. Register by Thursday, May 16, at or call 815-886-1467.

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