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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 5:58 PM

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EVENTS

24
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 24, 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.
 
24
Oct

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

October 24, 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.
 
25
Oct

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

October 25, 2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Event's details
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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.
 
26
Oct

Restoration Workday: Old School

October 26, 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.
 
27
Oct

Community Campfire Friday Nights

October 27, 2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night. Debut your Halloween costume.
 
28
Oct

Forest Fitness: Nippersink

October 28, 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.
 
28
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

October 28, 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.
 
29
Oct

Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna

October 29, 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.
 
29
Oct

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

October 29, 2017 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Event's details
CUMA03
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.
 
29
Oct

Guided Hike Lake County

October 29, 2017 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

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