Woven within and around Cook County, Illinois stands a vibrantly unique world class treasure – the forest preserves of Cook County. Nearly 70,000 acres of ancient prairies, pristine wetlands, marshes, and forest provide residents and visitors a wealth of environmental, recreational and educational opportunities. There’s even a thousands year old canyon. Like many natural wonders, the Cook County Forests Preserves are “hidden in plain sight.” Many are unaware of its vast biodiversity, others only know it for its picnic sites and bike trails. Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County, a one hour 2016 Chicago/Midwest Region Emmy award winning documentary produced by Juneteenth Productions and WYCC, explores the vastness of this natural wonderland through the eyes and experiences of the people who take care of it, and the people who enjoy it.