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Visit the Greene Valley Forest Preserve and check out the barn and trails. Social media posts are encouraged.
Share photos to the Greene Barn’s Facebook page and tag them #TheGreeneBarn. Thank you!
The barn is owned by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, which has received citizen interest in its future. Britney Toussaint, Rachel Jenness, Becky Simon and Mary Lou Wehrli have been working with the Forest Preserve District to bring more attention to the cultural asset. You are encouraged and welcome to share your thoughts.
“It is hoped that the barn will connect people of all ages with nature, ecosystems, and cultural heritage,” said Toussaint.
The Greene Farmstead is located at the north end of the 1,388-acre Greene Valley Forest Preserve. The preserve features 12 miles of marked trails, an off-leash dog area, a model-craft area, picnic shelters and a youth-group campground. It is home to more than 540 native plant species.
“It is a significant historic place with many stories to tell,” said Simon. “We look forward to attracting volunteers and developing a Strategic Plan.”
For information and to become involved, please call 630-420-2282 or visit TheGreeneBarn.org.
Contract awarded in 2021 by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.
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Donations always welcome any time!
Spring is around the corner!
Historic preservation is a celebration of community. It maintains a record Naperville’s history and culture by keeping buildings alive through adaptive reuse. It helps define our identity, keeps our community intact, and is part of a healthy community.
We believe that preservation pays. Historic preservation is good for our local economy:
Historic Preservation is environmentally friendly. The greenest building is the one that is already built.
Funds raised benefit the efforts to create outdoor engagement with the Greene Barn, expand awareness of its potential when open to the public, and to celebrate connecting people with nature and the cultural heritage of DuPage County.