How Can I Help?
The Adopt-a-Trail Program allows civic and private interest groups to adopt segments of the Illinois Prairie Path or Great Western Trail for the purpose of litter collection.
Work materials (work gloves, safety vests, and garbage bags) and informational/warning signage will be provided by the County. Groups are required to work 4 times annually between March and November. This program provides an ideal alternative to the
Adopt-a-Highway for youth groups to perform community service in a more relaxed environment.
The Adopt-a-Trail Program is managed through the Division of Transportation's Highway Permitting Department at 421 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187-2553. Email Adoptahwy@dupageco.org for more details,
or call the department's main office at 630/407-6900 Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 4:30 pm (excluding holidays). The Adopt-a-Trail Program application can be found at the Division of Transportation’s permits page.
Trees for Trails - Tree Donation Program
In an effort to offset the expected effects of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Dutch Elm Disease, storm damage and other causes for the loss of trees, DuPage County and The Illinois Prairie Path not-for-profit corporation have established a new partnership to
encourages donations of trees for the trail system. Donations of any amount are welcome.
If you would like more information on this program, view the
Trees for Trails Informational Flyer.