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2022 marks our


The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County has proudly been dedicated to conserving, protecting, and enhancing Winnebago County's natural heritage for 100 years!

We asked you to share your favorite forest preserve memory and here's what you had to say...

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Julie's Favorite Memory

"I spent a year as an AmeriCorps member at Severson Dells Nature Center and we often hiked the trails. I loved watching the seasons change and noticing more details in nature than I ever had before. Walking even just the paved loop trail there is total uniqueness in each season. I treasure those walks and hope everyone gets the chance to experience a Forest Preserve in all four seasons."

- Julie Uram

Matt's Favorite Memory

"My wife and I got married in Seward Bluffs. It was a perfect summer day. It rained the weekend before and after but there was clear skies on our wedding day. "

- Matthew Slade

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