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Preserve Highlights

 
  • Public Open House | Fort Sheridan

    Proposed plans that explore preserve improvements will be available for viewing and public comment.
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  • Growing Up In Lake County

    Through stories of children, the exhibition looks at the real lives of the children who called the county...
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  • Maple Syrup Hikes

    Register now and discover how sap from the sugar maple trees is turned into sweet maple syrup.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:11 PM

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EVENTS

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Mar

Forest Fitness: Rt. 60 Canoe Launch

March 28, 2015 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 
28
Mar
 
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Time:09:00 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.
 
28
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30

March 28, 2015 (12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
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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 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.
 
28
Mar

Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00

March 28, 2015 (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places 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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