August 9, 2012 6:46PM
Updated: September 11, 2012 6:13AM
Carpentersville: Raceway Woods construction set
Part of Raceway Woods Forest Preserve in Carpentersville will be closed Aug. 17 to Sept. 15 for construction of a new, natural-surface trail. The mile-long trail will be open to the public and will be suitable for walking, hiking and mountain biking. The trail will be built by volunteers from the Chicago Area Mountain Bikers (CAMBr) under supervision by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. This new trail area will be off-limits to the public while the work is completed, but it will not affect any of the current asphalt trail system at Raceway Woods. More information is available from the forest district at 630-232-5980.
Regional: Order new stock for fish ponds
People who have a new pond or an old pond in need of stocking or restocking can order fish from the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District. Included in the sale are channel catfish, largemouth bass, triploid grass carp, hybrid sunfish, hybrid redear, fathead minnows and bluegill. The deadline for ordering triploid grass carp is Monday, Sept. 10; the deadline for all other fish orders is Wednesday, Sept. 19. Fish pickup will be from 7 to 8 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District office, 2315 Dean St., Suite 100, in St. Charles. For an order form, visit the district webpage at www.kanedupageswcd.org; or call the office at 630-584-7961, ext. 3.