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Preserve Highlights

 
  • Spring 2017 Horizons Magazine Available Online

    Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.
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  • Register Now for Summer Camp

    Our camps are designed for summer fun and learning. Browse available camps. Enroll online.
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  • Maple Syrup Hikes at Ryerson Woods

    Discover how sap from sugar maple trees is turned into sweet maple syrup on a one-hour hike.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:08 PM

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EVENTS

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Mar

Forest Fitness: Nippersink

March 25, 2017 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
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Mar

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

March 25, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
25
Mar

Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna

March 25, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Event's details
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
25
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00

March 25, 2017 (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 
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Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30

March 25, 2017 (12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
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Event's details
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Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

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