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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation


Preserve Highlights

 
  • Bridge Connects Middlefork Savanna to Local Trails, Parks

    At around 1:30 am on Saturday, September 9, we began installing a 221-foot steel pedestrian bridge over...
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  • Hike Lake County

    Explore designated trails in scenic preserves.
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  • Fort Sheridan Public Access Improvements

    A resolution awarding a contract for construction of public access improvements within Fort Sheridan...
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 6:07 PM

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EVENTS

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Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 17, 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.
 
17
Oct

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

October 17, 2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 
18
Oct

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

October 18, 2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 
18
Oct

Tinkering Through Time: Awesome Adaptations

October 18, 2017 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

In this new program series, Tinkering with Time, children will experience a variety of hands on activities and develop STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) and critical thinking skills. Join us on the journey to discover how history can connect to science experiments, inventions, nature, art and more!
 
19
Oct

Restoration Workday: Old School

October 19, 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.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Event's details

Time:07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
20
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 20, 2017 (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
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Time:08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Forest Fitness: Lakewood

October 21, 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.
 
21
Oct

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

October 21, 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.
 
21
Oct

Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove

October 21, 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.
 
21
Oct

Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh

October 21, 2017 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Event's details

Time:05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Event's details

Time:06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Event's details

Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
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Event's details

Time:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Event's details

Time:07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
21
Oct

Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2017 (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
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Event's details

Time:08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 
22
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 22, 2017 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Event's details
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 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.
 

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