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


Preserve Highlights

 
  • Middlefork Bridge and Trail Connection Now Open

    The Middlefork Bridge and Trail Connection is now open. The new bridge connects 4.5 miles of trails at...
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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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  • Lake County History Symposium

    The Dunn Museum seeks proposals for presentations and posters that share original research on this year's...
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 4:20 PM

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EVENTS

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Dec

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

December 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.
 
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Dec

It's a Bird, It's a Plane

December 17, 2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Celebrate Wright Brothers Day by making paper planes to fly like birds. Drop in to learn the physics of plane and bird flight, and explore raptor wing shapes designed to hunt prey.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

December 17, 2017 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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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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Dec

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

December 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.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

December 19, 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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Dec

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

December 20, 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.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Old School

December 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.
 
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Dec

Winter Woods Night Hike

December 22, 2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Discover the magic of a winter woods at night while learning the survival strategies of our native wildlife. An indoor presentation will be followed by a walk on a candlelit path.
 

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