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East Branch Forest Preserve

The 521-acre East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights is largely a natural wetland along the East Branch DuPage River with its lakes, marshes and wildlife habitats.

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About East Branch Forest Preserve

East Branch is an excellent place to observe grassland birds, shorebirds and waterfowl, including spring and fall migrants. It has a wide variety of other native wildlife, too, including white-tailed deer, bald eagles, great blue herons, coyotes and skunks.

In addition to fishing opportunities, trails for hiking and an off-leash dog area, the preserve provides valuable benefits to the community in the form of stormwater control and improved water quality.

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