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


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 6:53 PM

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Small Discoveries: Play with Clay

September 20, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Small discoveries add up to big fun for your little ones! Join us select Wednesdays as we explore a variety of topics through stories, hands-on activities, pretend play and simple crafts. A great opportunity to learn, make new friends, and get to know other families.
 
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Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 20, 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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Sep

Hawks in Flight

September 21, 2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Join local raptor enthusiast Vic Berardi as he discusses the nuances of hawk identification using his own photographs to differentiate species.
 
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Sep

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Nature Hike

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

Enjoy a night out with the family while exploring Nippersink Forest Preserve. Join us for a guided walk, followed by roasted marshmallows around a cozy campfire.
 
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Community Campfire Friday Nights

September 22, 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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