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


Preserve Highlights

 
  • Carp-O-Rama

    Compete for prizes while helping reduce the overpopulation of carp in the lake at Independence Grove...
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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 7:51 PM

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EVENTS

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Aug

Summer Singing Insects

August 16, 2017 (09:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about the insects that make up our summer chorus, then head into the field to observe them in action.
 
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Aug

Little Sprouts: Fresh from the Garden

August 16, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pick fresh produce from the garden and make a healthy snack. Learn why fruits and veggies are so good for us.
 
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Aug

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

August 16, 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.
 
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Aug

Community Campfire Friday Nights

August 18, 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.
 
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Aug

Forest Fitness: Oak Spring Canoe Launch

August 19, 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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