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Lake Renwick Preserve - Copley Nature Park
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The 839-acre Lake Renwick Preserve was acquired between 1989 and 2010.

The preserve is part of the Lily Cache Creek preservation system, which conserves approximately 1,000 acres of land.

Copley Nature Park is one of three access areas to the preserve. The other access areas are the Heron Rookery Nature Preserve and Turtle Lake Access, both in Plainfield.

Natural Resources

Lake Renwick Preserve protects a 200-acre lake with associated wetland habitat.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes a variety of bird species, such as the great blue heron and great egret. Structures have been built on islands within the lake to provide nesting opportunities for the birds.

The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including prairie sundrops and rattlesnake master.

The site is managed with prescribed burning and wetland restoration to protect and enhance its natural resources. Learn more about the Districtís land management activities.

Download the Lake Renwick Preserve Brochure to learn more about the siteís unique resources.

Amenities and Activities

Wildlife Viewing

Copley Nature Park features a gazebo with mounted scopes for bird viewing. Learn more about wildlife viewing in the forest preserves.

Download a map of the amenities at Lake Renwick Preserve.
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Lake Renwick Preserve - Copley Nature Park is located on Route 30/Lincoln Highway, north of Renwick Road in Plainfield.

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