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The mission of the Forest Preserve District is to: preserve open space for serenity, solitude and preservation of the beauty of nature; protect natural areas for plants and wildlife; conserve wetlands, streams and rivers to maintain clean air and drinking water for our communities; develop and maintain areas for outdoor recreation such as hiking, bicycling, cross country skiing, fishing and other recreation; and provide an outdoor environmental education for people of all ages.
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Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley
Phase I of the Kankakee Riverfront Trail was begun—and will be completed—during the Centennial. The 6.5 mile-long trail will enhance local access to the Kankakee River and connect the city of Kankakee with Kankakee River State Park. This project advances three Green Legacy goals: connecting us to our rivers and streams, completing our regional trail system and expanding neighborhood green space.