Controlled Burn Notice
If weather conditions are favorable, Homer Environmental will conduct a controlled burn at the Dean Nature Sanctuary on Thursday, Feb. 16. Prescribed burns help maintain the health of native prairie plants and control invasive species that are detrimental to native ecosystems.
The Dean Nature Sanctuary is an important recreational and ecologial component in this region. The area is a unique combination of ecosystems, with oak savannah, wetland, pond, and praire habitats living in very close proximity. To protect this diversity, the Dean Nature Sanctuary will forever be a "passive park" - meaning the property will not house athletic fields, traditional playgrounds, or recreational facilities.
-Nature Observation Shelter overlooking restored prairie.
-Stone Council Ring
-1/2 mile of ADA accessible limestone trails
-1 mile prairie trail
-Fishing pier and fishable rock-outcroppings on 2 acre pond
-Interpretive Gardens featuring indigenous plants of the DuPage area
-Canoe launch on the Salt Creek
-Salt Creek Greenway Bike Trail – gateway between DuPage County and Cook County Bike Trails
Oak Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited