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


Preserve Highlights

 
  • Experience Civil War Days at Lakewood, July 8 and 9

    History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities...
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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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  • Register Now for Summer Camp

    Our camps are designed for summer fun and learning. Browse available camps. Enroll online.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 8:32 PM

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Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs

June 26, 2017-June 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your child will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
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Jun

Summer Camp: Pondering Plants

June 26, 2017-June 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your child will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants and invaders (non-native plants). Activities may include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
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Jun

Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL

June 26, 2017-June 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
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Summer Camp: Explore and Restore

June 26, 2017-June 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Engage your senses and explore. Through hands-on activities, campers will discover secrets of Lake County's three major habitats– woodlands, wetlands, and prairies. See what happens when nature is out of balance. Practice restoration techniques, such as brush cutting and identifying invasive plants. Campers become stewards of the earth by making healthier habitats for the plants and animals that call Lake County home.
 
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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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