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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 4:19 PM

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Dec

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

December 10, 2017 (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 01:00 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 10, 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 12, 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

Hikin' Tykes: Red-headed woodpecker

December 12, 2017 (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
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Time:09:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn with your preschooler about the 12 priority animal species of Chicago Wilderness and how you can help them. Hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

December 12, 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 13, 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: Old School

December 14, 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

Connecting Kids with Nature

December 14, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
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Time:10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Connect your kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn about the benefits of nature play.
 
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Dec

Restoration Workday: Grant Woods

December 16, 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: Oriole Grove

December 16, 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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